This week, “Saturday Night Live” showed us that there’s no rest for the weary when you’re Donald Trump’s campaign manager. In a digital sketch, Kate McKinnon played Kellyanne Conway as she was forced on multiple occasions to put her day off on hold to go on CNN and try to defend Trump’s latest Twitter faux pas to Jake Tapper, played by Beck Bennett.
Whether it’s twisting a clearly-worded tweet about Hillary Clinton cheating on Bill into Trump saying that she was cheating the American people or Trump holding up a cup of his own semen at a campaign rally, Conway is always there to put a spin on things.
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Conway would rather spend her day off doing yoga and rollerskating, but it keeps getting derailed by her vibrating phone and news of yet another scandalous moment courtesy of The Donald. But probably the person who has to suffer the most in this sketch is Tapper, as he listens to Conway’s flimsy defenses of Trump’s claim that Mexicans can’t read and his demand that President Obama answer his challenge to a “penis-off.”
You can watch the full sketch above.
“Yes, he did say that it is gross to watch gay people eat pasta, because he wants them to eat healthy food,” McKinnon’s Conway said.
“But why did he say that, Kellyanne?” Bennett’s Tapper asked.
“Jake, I have to put this ice cream in the freezer. I’m sorry,” she said, noting the groceries she was holding because this particular interruption came during her trip to the store.
Finally, after Tapper’s had enough of Conway’s denials, she gives him exactly what he wants to hear.
“What do you want me to say?” she moans after jumping out of the bathtub to answer another phone buzz. “Yes, he said that. He’s crazy. He’s the worst person I’ve ever met.”
“Hamilton” star Lin-Manuel Miranda hosted this week’s “SNL” episode with musical guests Twenty-One Pilots. Emily Blunt will host on October 15 with Bruno Mars as musical guest, followed by Tom Hanks and Lady Gaga appearing on October 22.