Rosie O'Donnell Offers to Play White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon on 'SNL'

Rosie O'Donnell Offers to Play White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon on 'SNL'

Comedienne Rosie O’Donnell may be taking one for the team.

On Monday, Feb. 6 the TV icon offered to portray controversial White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon on Saturday Night Live. As of yet, the only figure to play Bannon has been the Grim Reaper.

Rosie O'Donnell Offers to Play White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon on 'SNL'

“I would love to see @Rosie play @realDonaldTrump on @SNLUpdate if that’s the case!!” one Twitter user wrote, to which O’Donnell responded:

Multiple fans supported the idea.

Since actress Melissa McCarthy’s masterful depiction of Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Saturday, many viewers have urged more women to take part in portraying Trump’s so-called “Cabinet of Curiosities” on the long-running sketch show.

“Before we begin,” McCarthy’s Spicer said at the time, “I need you to know that myself and the press have gotten off to a rocky start. When I say ‘rocky start,’ I mean it in the sense of the movie Rocky because I came out here to punch you.

“Now I’d like to begin today by apologizing on behalf of you to me for how you have treated me these last two weeks,” McCarthy’s Spicer continued, “and that apology is not accepted! Because I’m not here to be your buddy. I’m here to swallow gum and I’m here to take names.”

O’Donnell herself supported McCarthy’s appearance, referring to her peer as a “comedy god.”

Trump and O’Donnell have a long history of contention, Trump having called the actress “a real loser,” and “a woman out of control” (yes, really) in 2014 after The View host took issue with the way Trump was running the Miss USA pageant.

Trump went even further during a Republican presidential primary debate in 2016, when debate moderator Megyn Kelly confronted the former reality TV star for his sexist, aggressive language toward women.

“You’ve called women fat pigs, dogs, slobs, disgusting animals. Your Twitter account has several –” Kelly said before Trump interrupted:

“Only Rosie O’Donnell.”

No word yet on if SNL will indeed be taking O’Donnell up on the offer, but we have a word of advice for the show: Do it. The ratings would be YUGE.


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