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Mike Huckabee calls SNL's impression of his daughter 'misogynist'

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Mike Huckabee wasn’t too fond of Aidy Bryant’s impression of his daughter on last weekend’s Saturday Night Live. The former Arkansas governor called the bit “silly” and “misogynist” during an interview for Varney & Co. on Fox Business Network Tuesday.

“I thought it was a little bit silly, sexist, [and] misogynist, but my daughter is certainly capable of handling a whole lot worse than that,” Huckabee said.

He added, “She is a great wife, an absolutely wonderful mother to three beautiful preschool children, and she’s a generous and thoughtful person who is very charitable in her life, good to her friends, and ultimately, here’s what we taught her, that she’s going to be judged by God, not by some not-so funny comedy writers on Saturday Night Live.”

Bryant came out as Sarah Huckabee Sanders on SNL opposite Melissa McCarthy’s return as Sean Spicer. “My father is Mike Huckabee. My mother is a big southern hamburger,” she addressed the press briefing pen in character. Watch below.

SNL hasn’t been too kind to Republicans in the Trump administration, and the president frequently blasted the sketch comedy series over social media. “@NBCNews is bad but Saturday Night Live is the worst of NBC,” Trump tweeted in January. “Not funny, cast is terrible, always a complete hit job. Really bad television!”

Spicer responded to McCarthy’s impression of him in April, saying, “I’m usually fast asleep by the time that comes on. I’m in bed, get up, go to church next day, and look ahead.” After SNL skewered Ivanka Trump in a spoof ad for a perfume called “Complicit,” the president’s daughter said she doesn’t “know what it means to be complicit.”

Trump consultant Kellyanne Conway and son Donald Trump Jr. have been more, shall we say, playful in their responses.