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Melissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer Apologizes—He Meant to Say 'Concentration Clubs'

Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer

Melissa McCarthy skewered Sean Spicer for his thoughtless remarks about Jewish people on SNL.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer had a busy week spinning news about Donald Trump's decision to drop the "Mother of all Bombs" on Afghanistan for starters, but he really got himself into trouble when he implied, in regard to the U.S. airstrikes on Syria, that Bashar al-Assad was worse than Adolph Hitler in some ways because "Hitler didn't even sink to using chemical weapons." He thoughtlessly followed that twisted theory up by referring to concentration camps as "Holocaust centers," as if they were some sort of Club Med. Thankfully, Melissa McCarthy was on hand this week to troll Spicer, Trump, and the administration with her uncanny impression of the press secretary on Saturday Night Live.

Clad in an Easter bunny costume, McCarthy's Spicer offered up a half-baked apology for the statements.

"I know they're not really called Holocaust Centers. I clearly meant to say Concentration Clubs," McCarthy's Spicer said, tapping into Spicer's problematic thought process. "It would be really great if the nitpickers could try to see the big picture and didn't solely focus on every little slur and lie I say."

Expanding on a motif from her previous appearances as Spicer, McCarthy asked for her "baby dolls" to illustrate the history of "Passover, aka Jewish Easter."

The sketch appeared lighthearted enough, but SNL dug in and refused to let up on Spicer and what he may really think of Jewish people, illustrating with the "baby dolls" that Passover marks the point when the Jewish people flew over that "bad hombre" Pharoah's head to escape persecution.

"From then on, smooth sailing for the Jews," McCarthy's Spicer said.

Watch the searing sketch below.

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