In the brutal parody of recent White House press briefings, McCarthy's Spicer accidentally told reporters his email password, fired a Super Soaker filled with soapy water at a journalist to wash his "filthy, lying mouth," and riffed on the administration's criticism of the press for using the term "travel ban."
Trump is "using your words. When you use the words and he uses them back, it's circular using of the word, and that's from you," said McCarthy, playing Spicer.
Saturday night's episode also took aim at President Donald Trump and White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, poking fun at Trump's recent phone calls with foreign leaders.
"No refugees. America first. Australia sucks. Your reef is failing. Prepare to go to war," Trump (Alec Baldwin) told Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (Beck Bennett) as Bannon – played by a cast member dressed as the Grim Reaper – looked on. Baldwin's Trump also faced off with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto (Alex Moffat) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Kate McKinnon) before getting a tongue-lashing from Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe (Kenan Thompson).
At the end of the bit, the "SNL" writers made it clear that they think Bannon is really in charge at the White House.
"OK, Donald, that's enough fun for tonight. Can I have my desk back?" "Bannon" said.
"Yes, of course, Mr. President. I'll go sit at my desk," Baldwin's Trump replied, moving to a child-size desk with a toy.