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02/17/2017 10:55 am ET

So Rosie O'Donnell Isn't Playing Steve Bannon On 'Saturday Night Live' After All

Sad!

For one glorious moment there, it seemed like “Saturday Night Live” might make all our dreams come true and cast some of our favorite leading ladies to play members of President Donald Trump’s cabinet. 

Maybe we were getting greedy after Melissa McCarthy’s uproarious impersonation of Sean Spicer, or maybe we thought we deserved something nice after all that’s happened in the month since he took office.

Alas, Trump’s least favorite person not named Lorne Michaels, Rosie O’Donnell, confirmed that she would not appear on the late-night sketch comedy show as White House chief strategist Steve Bannon

Earlier this month, fans took to social media to urge the “SNL” powers that be to cast O’Donnell as Trump’s right-hand man, prompting the comedian to change her profile picture on Twitter to a Photoshopped image of herself as Bannon. 

“If I’m called, I will serve,” she wrote after stars like Billy Eichner jumped on the Rosie-as-Bannon bandwagon. 

“SNL” apparently never picked up the phone, because when TMZ caught up with O’Donnell on Thursday night, she emphatically denied that there were any plans for her to appear on the show. 

“That’s It,” O’Donnell said. “That was the whole impression, the Photoshop. That was it, start to finish ... I’m not in the cast. There’s that.”

 O’Donnell would have made a great Bannon, but somehow the current strategy on “SNL” seems more fitting ... 

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