Now that Melissa McCarthy has pulled off a Saturday Night Live portrayal of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer with comedic perfection, and now that word has leaked out of Donald Trump souring on Spicer because he was played by a woman, the internet has spent the past day trying to convince Rosie O’Donnell to begin portraying Steve Bannon on SNL. And she now says she’s willing to do it.
The pieces, of course, line up perfectly. SNL has thus far been portraying Steve Bannon as a costumed grim reaper, a sight gag which has worked but won’t hold up comedically forever. That means the role is basically open for the right actor. And with the confirmation today that Trump truly does now Sean Spicer as being “weak” because he was portrayed by a woman, it just about mandates that Bannon also be played by a woman. On top of it, there’s no one Donald Trump hates more than Rosie O’Donnell, as he’s launched one asinine sexist attack on her after another during the course of his campaign.
It’s not that Rosie is campaigning for the role of Steve Bannon, but rather that the internet is begging her to do it. When one Twitter used asked her to take on the role, she responded with “I am here to serve – alec has trump – melissa has spice – I would need a few days to prepare – so if called – I will be ready.” When another user asked her to do it, she repeated that she’s “available – if called I will serve!!!”
We look forward to any opportunity for Rosie O’Donnell to get her well deserved revenge on Donald Trump. And if Bannon being played by a woman leads Trump to sour on Bannon in the manner which he’s reportedly soured on Spicer, even better. Bannon is a white supremacist who doesn’t belong in the White House. If Rosie and SNL can team up to somehow get him fired, fantastic.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report