Stephen Colbert mocks Trump at the Emmys by bringing out Sean Spicer

Ivan Schwartz
September 19, 2017

In a flawed yet stunning move, Stephen Colbert welcomed former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer to the Emmys 2017 stage on Sunday night.

And to add to the fun, he was using the movable White House podium previously used by Melissa McCarthy when she impersonated him on Saturday Night Live.

"Of course, what really matters to Donald Trump is ratings", Colbert said.

"However you feel about the president, you can't deny that every show was influenced by Donald Trump in some way".

In that one sentence Spicer basically called both himself and the president liars.

"Melissa McCarthy, everybody", Colbert said as Spicer waved to the crowd. (Jury is out on getting Sean Spicer to appear, though.) The man is a genius.

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But not everyone was upset.

Colbert also rubbed salt in Trump's wound for never having won an Emmy for "The Apprentice, " showing a clip from a Trump/Hillary Clinton presidential debate where she mentioned how Trump was upset he never won.

Alec Baldwin won the comedy supporting actor Emmy for his withering impersonations of Trump for "Saturday Night Live "on the Comcast Corp's NBC". "Why didn't you give him an Emmy?". In a series of rapid-fire barbs, he called the president (in a Breaking Bad reference) "Walter Much Whiter" and cracked that, unlike presidents, "Emmys go to the victor of the popular vote". Here are the 9 most incisive, hilarious jokes from Colbert's 2017 Emmys monologue.

Glover won his first Emmy and made history at the same time for directing the "B.A.N" episode of Atlanta.

Colbert acknowledged his humor was in front of a friendly audience, asking: "Where do I find the courage to tell that joke in this room?"

Britain'sRiz Ahmed won his first Emmy for his role as a man who falls foul of the US judicial system in HBO's crime limited series "The Night Of". "It is an honor to be amongst you all and I am truly amazed how many black people are here", Chappelle quipped. "If he had won an Emmy I bet he wouldn't have run for president", noted Colbert.

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