White House press secretary Sean Spicer says a “Saturday Night Live” skit mocking him was “cute.”
“It was cute; it was funny,” Spicer said in an interview conducted Sunday with "Fox and Friends."
“It’s part of American culture,” Spicer added.
Spicer said he received “a lot of texts” about the skit after it aired.
“Walking out of church, I looked down. There’s a lot of texts this morning,” Spicer said. “I had to click on the link and see what it’s all about.”
Actress Melissa McCarthy made a surprise appearance on “Saturday Night Live” in a skit centering on the press secretary’s “rocky start” with media covering the Trump administration.
“Before we begin, I know that myself and the press have gotten off to a rocky start,” she said at the beginning of the skit. “In the sense when I say ‘rocky start,’ I mean it in the sense of ‘Rocky’ the movie, because I came out here to punch you in the face.”
In the skit, McCarthy as Spicer attacks one reporter with a water gun, lunges at another with the press briefing room lectern and uses a stuffed animal moose and lamb to describe “Moose-lambs” to the press.
She also mocked Spicer’s reported chewing gum habit, pouring an entire container of gum into her mouth.
Spicer’s reaction to the “SNL” skit mocking him differs from President Trump's. In the past, Trump has slammed actor Alec Baldwin, who portrays Trump on the show, and the cast for their interpretations of him.
Trump called SNL "the worst of NBC" and a "complete hit job" on Jan. 15 — days before his inauguration.
.@NBCNews is bad but Saturday Night Live is the worst of NBC. Not funny, cast is terrible, always a complete hit job. Really bad television!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 15, 2017
Watch the "SNL" skit in the video below.