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Donald Trump Supporter Scottie Nell Hughes Hurt by Cecily Strong’s Parody on ‘Saturday Night Live’: ‘Ultimate Shaming’

Hardy har har. Donald Trump supporter Scottie Nell Hughes, who has advocated for the GOP presidential frontrunner on numerous cable news shows, told CNN on Sunday, April 3, that she was upset about her portrayal by comic Cecily Strong on the April 2 episode of Saturday Night Live.

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“First of all, I looked at the TV camera and went, ‘Oh, my God, I have roots,'” Hughes joked on the network. “I mean, that look was so 2015, SNL.

Scottie Nell Hughes

In all seriousness, Hughes says she was hurt by the portrayal. During the sketch, Strong portrayed Hughes, while Kate McKinnon did a spot-on impression of CNN personality Kate Bolduan. At one point, Strong, as Hughes, quipped: “As a woman, I like Donald Trump. But as a full-blown nut job, I freaking love him.”

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“Talk about the ultimate shaming, the ultimate sexism,” Hughes reflected to CNN. “What does SNL want me to do? Be barefoot and pregnant, or maybe just talk about parenting issues? You know, I am a woman. I am a mother. I’m a wife. I’m a small business owner, and I’m out there, and I’m willing to get involved in the process, and I try to be respectful to people … just because you don’t like the guy that I speak favorably of, you know, they’re obviously going to attack.”

“The good news is I have a great sense of humor,” Hughes said on Sunday, adding that it was “an honor” to be portrayed by Strong.

Cecily Strong
Strong portraying Hughes on ‘Saturday Night Live.’

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She told The Blaze in a subsequent interview that the issue was with SNL’s writers, who have historically poked fun at conservative candidates (most memorably, Tina Fey‘s classic impression of Sarah Palin). Hughes was less diplomatic about her portrayal on SNL during her second interview.

“Tears have been shed,” she told The Blaze. “I’m a little shaken after this. Those who know me know that I’m actually a very insecure person. I read every tweet.”

Watch the moment above.


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