After Sean Spicer’s departure from the White House, "Saturday Night Live" viewers knew they would no longer be able to enjoy Melissa McCarthy’s impression of him. However, it seems like they have something much more interesting to look forward to.
After speculation about who will play White House Communication Director Anthony Scaramucci on the show, Twitter users suggested Mario Cantone would be the best option.
“The President Show” apparently took the suggestions too seriously and asked Cantone to make his debut as Scaramucci on the show.
The “Sex and the City” actor made his debut alongside Anthony Atamanuik, who was playing President Donald Trump.
The segment starts when Atamanuik begins to criticize Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The criticism goes on for a few minutes and then he introduces his new team member, “The Mooch.”
“I’d like to introduce you to my favorite new team member who I will eventually betray, Anthony Scaramucci!” says the president.
The two express their love for each other and moments later, Scaramucci takes over the podium and throws a shot at White House chief of staff, Reince Priebus.
“I’m going to fire so many people. I don’t know who it’s going to be, Reince, but I’m going to get to the bottom of the leaks in the White House, do you hear me, Reince?”
A reporter then asks him about his past support for both pro-choice and pro-gun control. To that, “The Mooch” says, “You talking to me or him?”
Trump doesn’t wait for the reporter to answer and says, “Because we both did that. It’s like looking in a mirror!”
Scaramucci then slaps Trump and asks him to “step out of it.”
The segments ends as the two start praising each other once again.
After social media push to get him cast as Scaramucci on “Saturday Night Live”, Variety spoke to Cantone about role.
“Of course I’d do it. It would be a very big deal for me and a lot of fun. I know this guy. I have cousins,” said Cantone.
However, viewers will have to wait until the show resumes in fall as the decision of casting Cantone for the role is up to “SNL” creator and executive Lorne Michaels.