Donald Trump expressed great displeasure with Melissa McCarthy’s portrayal of White House Secretary of the Press, Sean Spicer, in an SNL skit. In fact, Trump’s response to the spoof only proves he never moved on from his misogynistic past.
Huffington Post reported:
Melissa McCarthy’s hilarious portrayal of press secretary Sean Spicer on “Saturday Night Live” dominated screens over the weekend.
The actress’ performance depicted Spicer as an aggressively unhinged man who is distrustful of media and spews out “alternative facts” as quickly as he can jam an entire pack of Orbit into his mouth. (Spicer called Saturday’s show “funny” but said McCarthy was chewing “way too many pieces” of gum in the bit.)
Yet, despite all the unflattering podium hurling at reporters featured in McCarthy’s satirical performance, Politico reports that what really ruffled President Donald Trump’s feathers was the fact that a woman played Spicer.
“More than being lampooned as a press secretary who makes up facts, it was Spicer’s portrayal by a woman that was most problematic in the president’s eyes, according to sources close to him,” the report says. The political site also notes that a top Trump donor added that “Trump doesn’t like his people to look weak.”
McCarthy’s gender wasn’t important as a woman portraying a man shouldn’t be seen as an insult. However, it’s clear how Trump views women. Misogyny should no longer be an issue. We were moving away from it under Obama, but now Trump is setting a new example.