Since Melissa McCarthy’s instantly classic portrayal of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on last weekend’s “Saturday Night Live” (if you’re among the few who hasn’t yet seen it, click below), I haven’t been able to watch Spicer without laughing.
Apparently Trump isn’t laughing, though. According to a Trump ally quoted in Politico, Trump “doesn’t like his people to look weak.”
But it’s not just weakness. For all his alpha male swagger, Trump is particularly sensitive to attacks by women — from Megyn Kelly’s questions during the debates, to the millions who marched the day after his inauguration, to Meryl Streep’s take-down at the recent Golden Globes. Women seem to get under Trump’s thin skin. And Trump’s counterattacks — mocking their looks, claiming they’re “overrated,” suggesting they have their periods – make him seem even weirder than usual.
I hear Rosie O’Donnell, Trump’s longtime nemesis, has volunteered to play Steve Bannon on SNL. Go for it, Rosie.
When it comes to bullies, satire is the best disinfectant. For alpha male bullies, satire by a woman is sheer poison.
What do you think?