NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” returned to the White House briefing room in its latest episode Saturday, imagining press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in a flashy music video.
The skit begins with Sanders, played by cast member Aidy Bryant, cracking a joke with reporters about the day’s topics.
“In a minute, I’m gonna tell you guys a six-minute riddle about taxes,” Bryant says. “But first, I’m gonna take some questions.”
As one reporter asks about connections between President Trump and Russia in the wake of indictments in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, Bryant appears in a highly stylized music video set to the tune of pop star Demi Lovato’s “Confident.”
When a reporter presses Bryant on former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s role, she compares him to a “carnie."
“We barely even knew these guys. They were like carnies, just making their way through town, one night only,” Bryant says.
Bryant later dances through the briefing room, smashing the podium with a sledgehammer and turning over a photo of Sanders’s father, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R), while she dances. She’s also seen wearing a pink jacket with “The Huck” emblazoned on the back.
“History is a bottle of moments that is filled with time and horses and the invention of the telephone,” Bryant says. “If you don’t like that, you’ve gotta take it up with Father Time.”
Bryant’s Sanders also hits the media, telling them they can “stuff it” for “saying I’m a puppet,” and launches into a “riddle” to help the reporters understand tax reform.
The show has taken on Sanders in previous episodes, showing her warning Alec Baldwin’s President Trump about his phone call to the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico.