As the skit continued, McKinnon's Conway got increasingly erratic, sniffing at faux Tapper's tie because "it smells like the news" and imagining "that hot, black mic pressed up against [her] skin".
Kate McKinnon played Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the February 11 episode of Saturday Night Live, but she didn't neglect her usual gig - a terrifying impression of presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway. "What was I supposed to do?"
"I just want to be part of the news, Jake", she says, as she surprises Bennett's Tapper at his home.
Kellyanne Conway and Jake Tapper now have one of the most interesting relationships in all of media, Tapper's booking staff first not allowing Conway on his CNN Sunday show, "State of the Union", which led to a great interview between the two earlier this week. "You weren't answering my calls, you changed your number". "Let me taste the news on your face".
I will not be ignored, Jake."I want to get a mic". He persistently says no until she threatens his life and he offers up other CNN hosts who will interview her. "Fareed Zakaria?!". What if I do a free commercial for Ivanka's shoes, live on air?
"Okay, fine", she said. Think of the click bait. Conway, as played by Kate McKinnon, was untrammeled and unbound by the laws of physics; the taped bit ended with her falling out of a window and breaking several bones, only to snap herself back together like a supervillain - a twist that seems created to bait Conway into responding.