Rosie O'Donnell wants to appear as Steve Bannon on 'SNL'

The Donald Trump-Rosie O'Donnell Photograph:( AFP )

WION Los Angeles, CA, United States Feb 08, 2017, 04.05 AM (IST)

Comedienne Rosie O'Donnell says that if asked she will be onboard to play US President Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon on "Saturday Night Live" (SNL).

SNL is a decades-old late night comedy show that airs on Saturday nights. It's a fixture of mainstream American late night television and pop culture.

In a series of tweets, the 54-year-old actress rose up to the task to play the said character if situation arises. "...I am here to serve - Alec has Trump - Melissa has Spice - I would need a few days to prepare - so if called - I will be ready," Rosie tweeted.

She also wrote, "#BannoninChief" and later tweeted, "available ? if called I will serve!!!"

This development took place after one of the users asked her if she would be ready for it, after Melissa McCarthy playing White House press secretary, Sean Spicer to the T.

Bannon is currently being portrayed as the Grim Reaper on SNL.

Donald Trump has had an ongoing feud with Rosie O'Donnell for years. She has, correctly, said that Donald Trump is "not a self-made man", and called him a "snake oil salesman." She has claimed, also correctly, that he went bankrupt.  

Responding to the claims of bankruptcy, Trump said: "I'll most likely sue her for making those false statements -- and it'll be fun. Rosie's a loser. A real loser. I look forward to taking lots of money from my nice fat little Rosie."

Amid reports in Western media that Steve Bannon is controlling President Trump, and that Trump is "rattled" to be perceived as not fully in charge, Bannon being played by sworn enemy O'Donnell has real pontential to anger Donald Trump.

Trump has criticised SNL repeatedly in Tweets, especially Alec Baldwin's impersonation of Trump. 

Trump was blasted for being a misogynist and a sexual predator after an audio clip emerged of him bragging about grabbing women "by the pussy", and women around the world have taken a prominent role in protesting against him. The Women's March was attended by millions of people around the world.

There were reports that the Melissa McCarthy impression didn't just anger Trump because of the way it depicted Spicer, but because McCarthy is a woman. This is giving people on social media ideas.


You know that if Rosie O'Donnell does play Steve Bannon, Trump and millions of other people will be watching that episode.

(With inputs from PTI)