SNL's Omarosa tries crashing Trump's Christmas message
Despite Omarosa Manigault Newman’s assurances that her White House departure was boring, “Saturday Night Live” depicted the ousted staffer’s wild attempt to get her old job back.
The former reality show contestant tried breaking into the White House as Alec Baldwin’s Trump and Cecily Strong’s Melania Trump decorated their Christmas tree with casualties of their tumultuous administration during a lackluster cold open Saturday.
“Nobody kicks Omarosa out of the White House,” bellowed cast member Leslie Jones as Omarosa, banging on the windows.
Her demands fell on deaf ears as a team of Secret Service agents dragged Jones away, mimicking the dramatic sacking as described by sources this week.
Newman apparently threw a profanity-laden tantrum when chief of staff John Kelly stopped her from having a word with the President during her firing. She then tried forcing herself into the residence and was removed.
Newman disputed the reports and said she resigned.
When physical force failed in the sketch, Newman tried appealing to her old boss’ sympathy to secure her place in the White House.
She spoofed the emotional scene from the 80s flick “Say Anything” in the cold open by hoisting a boombox above her head as it serenaded the Trumps with the theme from the NBC reality show.
“I will always love you, Don,” she cried out.
Leslie Jones, as Omarosa, bangs on the windows of the White House in an attempt to get her job back.
Michael Che addressed her unemployment during the “Weekend Update” but was unable to describe what she actually did in the White House.
“It was announced that Omarosa Manigault Newman was fired from her White House job — whatever the hell that was,” Che said. “My guess was secretary of the sunken place.”
Che mocked Newman by playing a montage of black TV hosts cheering her firing, most notably Robin Roberts’ sly diss.
“I’m sure she’ll be selling that story,” the “Good Morning America” host quipped, before adding a passive-aggressive “Bye, Felicia.”
“Man, when you get a ‘Bye, Felicia’ from Robin Roberts, you know you suck,” Che said.
He then came face-to-face with the faux Newman in her attempt to defend her departure.
“I left that job by choice,” she insisted. “I quit. I deactivated my ID card. I changed the locks on my own office. I escorted myself off the premise. And then I threw myself into the bushes.”