Colbert takes aim at Trump in Emmys opening monologue

Violet Tucker
September 19, 2017

The bit subtly slammed the Trump administration's claims about the size of the crowd at the inauguration in January.

Presenter Stephen Colbert chose to screen a throwback video of Trump during one of the Presidential debate's in which Hillary Clinton took aim at The Don for complaining that his show The Apprentice didn't score an Emmy nomination.

The new USA president, who never won an Emmy despite his reality show past, was also the butt of multiple jokes at the ceremony honoring the best of television. "So, in a way this is your fault".

He also pointed out that President Donald Trump is the "biggest star" in television this year, noting that almost every show was in some way influenced by Trump and his victory in the 2016 presidential elections.

The Emmys crowd, including Melissa McCarthy, whose infamous impression of Spicer made waves earlier this year, was noticeably surprised.

Spicer wheeled onto the stage behind a mobile podium and joked about the Emmys having its biggest audience ever. "Period. Both in person and around the world", Spicer declared.

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Colbert quipped: 'Wow, that soothes my fragile ego, ' before thanking McCarthy.

Spicer poked fun at that moment Sunday night at the Emmys, wheeling a lectern onto the stage much like the one used by actress Melissa McCarthy when she spoofed Spicer on NBC's "Saturday Night Live".

Then the host snarked that unlike the presidency, the "Emmys go to the victor of the popular vote" - alluding to Clinton winning the popular vote, but losing the electoral college to Trump. I tell you this.

After the show's most-watched season in 23 years, Alec Baldwin won the comedy supporting actor Emmy for his withering impersonations of Trump.

Charlie Brooker stated while accepting an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series: "I've heard 2017 described as being trapped in one long, unending Black Mirror episode".

He continued: "I want to thank my wife". Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, the stars of the movie "Nine to Five", appeared to present an award. I wonder if there is a correlation there. "And in 2017, we still refuse to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot", said the 78-year-old.

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