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Spicer: Melissa McCarthy ‘could dial back’ ‘SNL’ impression

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Sean Spicer is delivering his critique of Melissa McCarthy’s “Saturday Night Live” impression of him.

While calling the show itself “funny,” Spicer told “Extra” on Sunday that McCarthy “could dial back” a bit from her exaggerated impersonation of him as White House press secretary. 

McCarthy made a surprise appearance on “SNL” last week to take on the role of a revved-up, gum-swallowing Spicer screaming at reporters in the White House briefing room. 

{mosads}The “Bridesmaids” star, Spicer told the entertainment news show, “needs to slow down on the gum chewing; way too many pieces in there.” Spicer said in a Monday interview on Fox News Channel that he first heard about the impression — which quickly went viral — while leaving church on Sunday morning, only to have endless text messages flooding his phone. 

The 45-year-old former Republican National Committee communications director was seemingly less enthusiastic about how his boss was portrayed by “30 Rock” alum Alec Baldwin on Saturday’s episode of the long-running NBC sketch comedy series.

“Alec has gone from funny to mean, and that’s unfortunate,” Spicer said.

In the opening skit, Baldwin, as President Trump, sports a Russian lapel flag and ends phone calls with multiple foreign leaders by barking, “Prepare to go to war!”

Trump himself has repeatedly slammed Baldwin and “SNL,” calling it “the worst of NBC.” 

“ ‘SNL’ used to be really funny,” Spicer said Sunday, “There’s a streak of meanness now that they’ve crossed over to mean.”

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