Cecily Strong played a sneaky, microphone-grabbing intern during a “Weekend Update” sketch on “Saturday Night Live” that parodied the confrontation between a White House intern and CNN correspondent Jim Acosta ― including a controversial video of the incident.
Strong creeps around Colin Jost, grabbing for his mike, then vanishing beneath the desk, only to pop up again — and grab.
She finally walks off the set, then returns to announce that her boss, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, “said you can’t come to the White House anymore” because Jost had “punched” her.
The White House revoked Acosta’s press credentials because Sanders claimed he had “put his hands on” an intern as she tried to snatch away his microphone while he sought to ask an irritated President Donald Trump. a follow-up question at a Nov. 7 press conference.
The altered “SNL” video features Jost using a giant fake boxing glove slugging the intern.
“That video is clearly doctored,” says Jost.
Strong responds: “My boss tweeted it, so it’s real.”
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