"Saturday Night Live" star Cecily Strong says in a new interview that first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpMelania Trump breaks ground on new White House tennis pavilion Overnight Health Care — Presented by Coalition Against Surprise Medical Billing — Buttigieg unveils aggressive plan to lower drug prices | Supreme Court abortion case poses major test for Trump picks | Trump takes heat from right over vaping crackdown Kroger to stop sales of e-cigarettes at stores MORE enjoys Strong's impression of her on the late-night comedy show.

In an interview with NBC's "The Tonight Show," Strong said she met Trump when then-candidate Donald Trump hosted the show in 2015. Strong said Melania Trump said little during a meal with cast members, but that the presidential candidate himself said she enjoyed the impression.


"She came to the dinner ... I don't remember her saying anything," Strong told host Jimmy Fallon. "She pointed at me when she walked in, and then I think he said 'she likes your impression.' "

"But I've heard through the grapevine that she watches the show and she likes it," Strong continued. "And I feel like she gives us little messages," she added, to laughs.

Trump hosted the weekly live comedy show in November 2015, in the early days of his campaign, amid heavy protests from some of the show's more liberal viewers.

"When she decorated the White House for Christmas ... I thought that was a gift to us," Strong joked, referring to the Trumps' White House holiday decorations, which seemed melancholy to some.

Strong often impersonates the first lady in skits about the White House and Trump administration.