SNL: Rosie O'Donnell 'Available' to Play Trump Advisor Steve Bannon

Could Donald Trump’s most famous enemy wind up being Saturday Night Live‘s most inspired casting choice yet?

Following reports that the president was “rattled” by Melissa McCarthy’s portrayal of White House press secretary Sean Spicer, Rosie O’Donnell is throwing her hat in the ring, offering to portray chief strategist Steve Bannon.

In a series of tweets Monday night, O’Donnell appeared enthusiastic about the idea of popping up on SNL, insisting that she was “available” to serve alongside Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump and McCarthy’s Spicer “if called” to appear on the late-night sketch program.

Though Trump has not publicly commented on McCarthy’s performance, Politico on Monday reported that the president took offense with Spicer being portrayed by a woman, with one Trump donor asserting that POTUS “doesn’t like his people to look weak.” The article also suggests that the sketch isn’t doing Spicer any favors, whose longevity as press secretary is already being called into question given his struggles to develop a working relationship with the press.

Thus far, Bannon has been depicted on SNL as the grim reaper, with many speculating that the man behind the mask is cast member Mikey Day, who can be seen wearing dark eye makeup in McCarthy’s behind-the-scenes Instagram post.

Just two old friends shooting the breeze backstage @nbcsnl @mikeyfuntime

A post shared by Melissa McCarthy (@melissamccarthy) on

Politico’s report comes after Spicer himself weighed in on McCarthy’s SNL spoof, telling Extra that his portrayer “could dial back” some aspects of her performance, joking that the comedienne “needs to slow down on the gum chewing.”

Whether or not O’Donnell gets the call, one thing’s for certain: Baldwin will once again step into the role of Trump on Feb. 11 when he serves as host of SNL for a record-setting 17th time.

Would O’Donnell be the perfect casting choice to portray Bannon, or should Trump’s controversial advisor continue to be depicted as death itself?

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  1. Tiwa says:

    oh my, that would trigger Trump so hard. the president snowflake might literally break his fingers tweeting about this.
    but they already have a Bannon.
    also, please don’t post Melissa McCarthy photos, that’s disgusting.

  2. Mark says:

    It’s less funny when it’s not a surprise. There’s a reason they didn’t tell us ahead of time that McCarthy would play Spicer.

  3. Douglas from Brazil says:

    Jesus, this woman is so desperate to be on TV.

  4. Jake says:

    She’d be perfect as Bannon.

  5. Jenna says:

    Maybe she should focus on her personal life, especially her relationship with her daughter that hates her.

  6. keniri says:

    Rosie bashing Trump on SNL? I’m officially done with watching SNL. This stupid PIG isn’t even funny. This is the woman who bullied Trumps 10 year old son and who called for Martial Law until Trump was cleared of charges he hadn’t even been charged with. Rosie is a FAT PIG.

  7. Mary says:

    They will have to do a lot of makeup to get the old man’s blemish drunken face. Also she wouldn’t be able to shower for 3 weeks, like him, to get the full effect. Probably better to stick with the grim reaper to spare us all of having to look at him.

  8. Trina says:


  9. Jj says:

    They have to do this!!! Orange Hilter would lose his mind.

  10. Darsan54 says:

    Rosie would be wonderful. Yes.

  11. larry says:

    The fact that her own adopted daughter had to get away from the foul, toxic weed smoking vile human being says all anyone needs to know about Rosie. She is one of the most ugly people in this country. She has a big mouth, no class and no functioning brain!

  12. Diane says:

    Perfect choice! She would be awesome! And if the Chief Predator doesn’t like it, well, that’s his problem…

  13. Tomm Huntre says:

    Rosie trying to make herself relevant!!!!!

  14. Jill says:

    Eric Stonestreet should be Bannon or leave him as death

  15. AngelWasHere says:

    I can’t stand McCarthy, but having Rosie as Bannon over the grim reaper would be hilarious. Would drive Trump insane!

  16. MLO says:

    Big surprise. Rosie O’Donnell is available. Knowing how much she goads the Dump is about the only thing that could make her tolerable.

  17. JM Schmidt says:

    Please, please, please bring Rosie O’Donnell in to play Bannon. You could have her come in as the Grim Reaper and then cast that off to reveal her Bannon. She would be excellent.

  18. texmike says:

    I won’t be watching that night.

  19. JM Schmidt says:

    And BTW to all the hate-filled commenters about Rosie O’Donnell and Melissa McCarthy, who are both talented comedians, and way better than you will ever be, please just be quiet. We have enough hate spewing misogyny going on in this country, we do not need yours.

  20. Linda Nino says:

    Rosie – please adjust your schedule to accommodate; I can hardly wait!

  21. DL says:

    They really do have the same shaped nose and face. So the resemblance is there, at least. But for continuity’s sake, Reaper Bannon is probably best.

  22. Anne says:

    OMG that would be spectacular

  23. YES PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE. Melissa was soooo funny, Baldwin is great, keep on adding more, love it

  24. Temperance says:

    It will freak Trump out of they pick all women to play the men, so I’m totally in.

  25. Brian says:

    Come on nobody likes to be trumped,can we get Rosie to assasinate trump in a snl skit? That would bring the ratings

  26. Jes says:

    Yes! Rose O’Donnell would play an awesome Steve Bannon both have same bone structure….hopefully Trump will finally wig our enough to call it quits.. :-)

  27. CarrieW says:

    PLEASE, PLEASE get Rosie and Melissa together. Serving up just desserts is so tasty.
    McCarthy was absolutely the BEST! Rosie is just the cherry on top.

  28. Andy Vic says:

    SNL Alec Baldwin, wow!

  29. David Huff says:

    Rosie would be perfect and I don’t particularly care for her but she would be the absolute best. Her appearance would likely make Twitter crash after Trump’s reaction gets posted lol! : )