Will Rosie O'Donnell Play Steve Bannon On 'SNL'?

The late night show added to its buzz when it cast McCarthy as an angry Spicer lashing out during a press briefing.

Recently, Rosie has said publicly that she'd love to play Bannon on "Saturday Night Live" - the Twitter pic gave her almost one million Twitter followers a sneak peak of what that transformation would look like. The Emmy-winner, recent alum of The View and longtime leading Trump-opposer recently allowed on Twitter that she'd be "available" to play Chief Strategist Steve Bannon.

The big one, naturally, is Rosie O'Donnell, whose "feud" with Trump has spanned decades at this point.

Actor Alec Baldwin, who has caricatured Trump on the comedy series since previous year, is scheduled for an appearance during Saturday's episode.

Apparently, Spicer's job is on shaky ground because Trump thinks being played by a woman made him "look weak".

O'Donnell's rep told CNN that for now she "is not doing SNL" and is just having fun with it on Twitter. Melissa has Spice. I would need a few days to prepare. Actually, as more and more reports are indicating, Trump himself may be more of a puppet in the White House, with Bannon pulling some of the strings.

Surely an O'Donnell Bannon would doubly - no, quadruply - sting Trump. According to Politico, Trump's crew found it "problematic" that the press secretary was played by a woman and not a man. A representative for the comedian said O'Donnell is not going to play Bannon this weekend, ABC reported.

Rosie O'Donnell is making the Twitterverse do a double take.

After learning of the video Melania shot off a legal letter that name-checked O'Donnell, who responded soon after with her social media apology.

  • Kyle Peterson