Trumps bad-mouths Emmy's after being mocked throughout the entire program.
Anthony Anderson, Julia Louis Dreyfus, and Chance The Rapper were among the celebrities who helped host Stephen Colbert usher the 2017 Emmy Awards in through a politically charged intro that almost wholly targeted President Trump. But it was the presence of celebrated Trump impersonating actor Alec Baldwin and even former White House press secretary Sean Spicer that further amplified the degree to which this year's show sought to spoof the president, whom Colbert acknowledged as "The biggest star of the last year."
24-hours after the telecast aired, it peaked the curiosity of many to find that the President's Twitter page still hadn't shown signs of a response to the highly critical evening. But as a good deal of followers had expected, it wouldn't take long before he'd come around to it.
On Tuesday night, September 19, Trump clapped back with a read on the evening's ratings, which at an estimated 11.4 million viewers had basically matched last years all-time low. “I was saddened to see how bad the ratings were on the Emmys last night — the worst ever,” he tweeted, following a day of heavy war-time rhetoric at the U.N. General Assembly in New York City.
Coincidentally, Colbert had quipped about Trump only caring for ratings after kicking his introductory song and dance. “What really matters to Donald Trump is ratings. You’ve got to have the big numbers. And I certainly hope we achieved that tonight," he said, before ceding to Spicer, who rolled out behind a podium to poke fun at his former gig as the bearer of alternative facts by declaring: “This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period."