In yet another anti-Trump skit this weekend, Saturday Night Live went full sexist and transformed Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway into a Fatal Attraction-esque crazed sexpot willing to force herself upon Jake Tapper in order to get her air-time fix. The skit's not only tasteless, it's off the mark and unfunny — and another egregious example of SNL making the fatal mistake of allowing political agenda to eclipse comedy.
The skit begins with a brief conversation at CNN, where Tapper (Beck Bennett) is praised for taking a stand by not letting Conway on air over her "credibility issues." But when Tapper arrives at his apartment, he's stunned to find Conway (Kate McKinnon) waiting for him — in a slip and sipping a drink. She attempts to seduce the traumatized Tapper, asking to feel that "hot, black mic pressed up against my skin" and begging him to "reach inside" of her and "pull out the truth." She eventually resorts to threatening him, even throwing a knife and choking him, in her plea to get on the Least Trusted Name in News. The skit disturbingly ends with her falling to her death, well, sort of.
Here's the skit that was so shameless even the New York Times got squeamish about its "queasy edge of sexism":