Trump is innocent. How do we know?
Melissa McCarthy returned to play the role of Sean Spicer on Saturday Night Live last night.
McCarthy's Spicer search for Trump (played by Alec Baldwin) finally ends at his golf course in Bedminster, N.J., where he asks the president if he's ever lied to him.
We saw more of that last night on "SNL", where McCarthy was back as Spicer and funnier than ever.
In the sketch, which began with Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Aidy Bryant) briefing reporters before McCarthy's Spicer sprang from the bushes, pushed his colleague out of the way and took over the podium to defend Trump.
"I believe that's a Naval exercise, he's trying to blend in with his surroundings", Bryant said. McCarthy's Spicer stumbles upon a New York Post cover announcing he might get fired, picks up gum from the sidewalk to eat (ew), and venturing to Trump Tower. The "SNL" audience roared. The rest of late night TV - "Late Show with Stephen Colbert", "Late Night with Seth Meyers", even the new Comedy Central show fronted by the other Trump doppelganger, Anthony Atamanuik - has already picked the low-hanging fruit.
The cold open wasn't bad, per se, it just paled in comparison to McCarthy's later appearance as Spicer. But the White House press corps were not satisfied.
The two sat down to talk about the week's biggest news story, President Trump's dismissal of now former FBI Director James Comey.
"Sure, O.K.", Baldwin's Trump shrugs, knowing that without Republicans willing to stand up to him, he can get away with just about anything. Spicer was not prepared to brief reporters.
McCarthy's Spicer then emerges and sprays the reporter with fire extinguisher foam.
Could this really be the end for Spicey?! McCarthy once again brought comic spice plus Spicer to "Saturday Night Live". "I need to find Trump!"
But after one too many reporters questioned Trump's treatment of Spicer, Spicer chose to hit the road with his trusty podium. So, yes, they went for it here and I'm fairly certain they achieved it. McCarthy's Spicer asked Baldwin's Trump, who replied, "Only since you started working here".
"Yes", Baldwin reply's before grabbing McCarthy in a passionate kiss.
"Were you surprised that he [Trump] fired Comey before he fired you?" the next reporter asked. A bonkers new Spicer sketch that took to the streets of NY?
"Kiss me", Baldwin's Trump said, embracing "Spicey".
Overall, I would trade all the jokes that Trump and his team have supplied to comedians for a different presidential administration. And for now, McCarthy's "Spicey" may be the best antidote to Trump-induced stress.