Everything that was said about Donald Trump at the Emmy's

Greg Evans
Monday 18 September 2017 13:15
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The Emmy awards on Sunday night were a celebration of all that is good and great in the world of television.

It was also a perfect opportunity for high profile actors and celebrities to criticise United States President Donald Trump.

Although he wasn't in the building, Trump was perhaps mentioned more than anyone else on the night by the presenters and winners.

It all started with the opening monologue from host Stephen Colbert who didn't pull any punches.

He compared the President to characters on American Horror Story, House of Cards and even Breaking Bad.

Colbert even brought up this moment during one of last year's Presidential debates with Hillary Clinton.

To which Colbert added:

But he didn’t. Because unlike the presidency, Emmys go to the winner of the popular vote.

He continued:

Of course, what really matters to Donald Trump is ratings. You’ve got to have the big numbers.

And I certainly hope we achieved that tonight. Unfortunately, at this point, we have no way of knowing how big our audience is.

I mean is there anyone who can say how big the audience is? Sean, do you know?

At that point former White House Communications Director, Sean Spicer, appeared on stage for what was the biggest shock of the evening.

Alec Baldwin, who won Best Supporting Actor in Comedy for his impersonation of Trump on Saturday Night Live, trolled the President in the best way possible.

Next up were the veteran trio of Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton, who used their 1980 movie Nine to Five as an analogy for Trump:

Kumail Nanjiani, star of The Big Sick and Silicon Valley was given the best set-up by Lea Michelle when presenting the award for Outstanding Reality-Competition.

Michelle said:

[The programs nominated] celebrate culinary wizards, fantastic designers, beautiful people who rock the runway, and incredible talents with amazing voices.

To which Nanjiani replied:

They also celebrate people who frantically race across international borders and those who can scale walls really, really quickly.

In other words, the president’s worst nightmare.

The always brilliant Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who actually plays a President in the comedy Veep, took a swipe at Trump by mentioning impeachment:

Let's not forget Donald Glover, who won the awards for Best Actor in a Comedy and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for Atlanta.

The 33-year-old took his opportunity to mention the current struggle of black people in America.

This is very different to the time Trump appeared at the 2006 Emmy's.

How times change, eh?

HT Twitter, New York Times

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