Lorne Michaels, your phone is ringing.
Rosie O’Donnell, longtime nemesis of President Donald Trump, trended on Twitter late Monday as “Saturday Night Live” fans urged the show to cast her in a key role.
Some suggested O’Donnell play White House chief strategist Steve Bannon while others ― no doubt remembering her 2006 impression of Trump on “The View” (above) ― were hoping she could play the president himself.
The tweets were inspired by Melissa McCarthy’s unforgettable portrayal of White House press secretary Sean Spicer last Saturday, which drew rave reviews from fans.
But at least one loyal viewer wasn’t very happy about the skit. Politico reported that Trump didn’t like that Spicer was played by a woman, which led to calls for more women playing Trump administration figures on the show, starting with O’Donnell:
Someone even came up with an image of what she might look like in the role:
Others want O’Donnell to portray Trump.
“SNL” already has a memorable Trump impersonator in Alec Baldwin. However, the actor told The New York Times in December that due to upcoming film roles, his appearances in future skits will be intermittent.
So could O’Donnell play the president when Baldwin is off? She certainly doesn’t seem opposed to that idea:
Needless to say, fans were excited by the possibility: