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[WATCH] Jimmy Kimmel roasts Sean Spicer’s presentation on health care replacement

By Ryan Dawn Umadhay / 2017.03.09
U.S. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer compares a copy of the Obamacare bill (R) and a copy of the new House Republican Healthcare Bill (L) during the White House daily press briefing March 7, 2017 at the White House in Washington, DC.

The house Republicans recently unveiled the healthcare plan intended to replace Obamacare. Those behind the proposal and the GOP generally defended the proposal while press secretary Sean Spicer has made another stunning visual that got him under fire once again.

'Writing Melissa McCarthy's Sketches'

Comedian hosts in the late night series has made a knack in poking fun the current administration and the latest presentation by Spicer did not go through unnoticed. In the press conference, the current communications director presented two stack of papers - the tall one referring to Obamacare while the shorter one, "this is us" and it's only 123 pages high.

According to Deadline, Kimmel on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" noted about the "small" reference of Spicer, "let me get this straight, small hands: no, small crowd: bad, small stack of papers: good. It's like he's writing Melissa McCarthy's sketches for her."

Although the planned repeal and replace for Obamacare is already underway as presented in a relatively shorter paper, the GOP is facing an uphill battle from various organizations and key individuals. Reuters reported of resistance the Democrats, medical providers and even among the ranks of the party. Supporters of the plan touted an increase coverage and less healthcare costs but disputes showing an increase of cost for insurance from various providers and experts on the field were also reported.

Melissa McCarthy's Return to SNL

Kimmel's remarks on Melissa McCarthy refers to the comedian's stint as a surprise guest in "Saturday Night Live." In the sketch show, she's currently the recurring guest playing the press secretary. The use of props and her combative take on questions from the press while dodging some queries are featured but with much hype and action from the actress. McCarthy has appeared in the show twice this season - both playing as the hyped up Spicer.

Watch Jimmy Kimmel's remark on the press secretary here:

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