Melissa McCarthy returned to play the role of Sean Spicer on Saturday Night Live last night.

The actress commented on Spicer’s recent absence from the public eye, protraying him as “hiding in the bushes.” The sketch opened with a White House briefing run by the deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (played by the cast member Aidy Bryant), who explained that she was filling in for Spicer. When a reporter pointed out thatSpicer was, in fact, hiding in bushes that could be seen in a window just outside the room, Bryant’s character explained, “I believe that’s a naval exercise. He’s trying to blend in with his surroundings.”

Eventually, “Spicey” appeared to clear some things with a journalist in the crowd. McCarthy as Spicer defended Donald Trump on the ties to Russia scandal.

“All right, let me put this whole Russia thing to bed once and for all,” she said. “Trump is innocent. How do we know? Because he told us so. Period. Then he hired lawyers to agree with him. And they’re gonna prove it with a certified letter, which you know is the truth because it costs an extra two dollars!”

You can watch McCarthy’s skit here:


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