21 Times The Emmys Roasts Donald Trump


This is the first time the Hollywood glamorous had a chance to sling arrows at Donald Trump as a sitting President, Well, after eight or nine months in the office, the gloves are really off.

Here are all 21 times the stars of TV expressed displeasure with Trump at the Emmys:

1. Colbert (in the opening song): “Imagine if your president was not beloved by Nazis!”

2. Julia Louis-Dreyfuss (as Selena Meyer, in the opening song): “The Americans have hotter spies than the Russian inquiry; even treason’s better on TV!”

3. Chance the Rapper (in the opening song): “But if Hawkeye could be a soldier why not Laverne Cox?”

4. Colbert (in opening monologue): “There’s no way anyone can possibly watch that much TV … other than the President, who seems to have a lot of time for that sort of thing. Hello, sir, thank you for joining us! Looking forward to the tweets!”

5. Colbert (in opening monologue): “We know that the biggest TV star of the last year is Donald Trump. … And Alec Baldwin obviously. You guys are neck-and-neck. And Alec, you’re up against a lot of necks.”

6. Colbert (in opening monologue): “However you feel about the President … you can’t deny that every show was influenced by Donald Trump in some way. House of Cards, the new season of American Horror Story, and of course, next year’s Latin Grammys, hosted by Sheriff Joseph Arpaio.”

7. Colbert (in opening monologue): “And we know the Emmys mean a lot to Donald Trump because he was nominated many times for Celebrity Apprentice. Why didn’t you give him an Emmy? I bet if he had gotten an Emmy, he wouldn’t have run for President. So in a way, this is all your fault. I thought you people loved morally compromised antiheroes. You like Walter White — he’s just Walter Whiter.”

8. Colbert (in opening monologue): “The president has complained repeatedly that the Emmys are rigged. … and even during the campaign, Trump would not let it go. This exchange actually happened in the debates [Plays clip from a debate with Hillary Clinton in which Trump says “shoulda gotten it.”] But he didn’t … because unlike the presidency, Emmys go to the winner of the popular vote.”

9. Colbert (in opening monologue): “Of course what really matters to Donald Trump is ratings. You gotta have the big numbers. At this point, we have no idea how big the audience is … [Sean Spicer rolls out on a podium and shouts: “This will be the largest audience to witness the Emmys period, both in person and around the world!”]

10. John Lithgow (accepting Best Supporting Actor in a Drama for The Crown): “In these crazy times, [Winston Churchill’s] life as an old man reminds me of what courage and leadership in government really look like.”

11. Colbert (shouting out Robert De Niro): “He’s nominated of course for his role in Wizard of Lies. Which is, yessss … which I believe was the Sean Spicer story. Thank you for being here, Sean!”

12: Kate McKinnon (accepting for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series): “Being a part of this season of SNL was the most meaningful thing I will ever do … on a very personal note I want to say thank you to Hillary Clinton for your grace.”

13: Lorne Michaels (accepting the Variety Sketch Series award on behalf of Saturday Night Live): “I remember the first time we won this award; it was after our first season in 1976. And I remember thinking as I was standing there, alone, that this was it. This was the high point. There would never be another season as crazy, as unpredictable, as frightening, as exhausting or as exhilarating. Turns out I was wrong. Thank you.”

14. Westworld star Jeffrey Wright and Colbert (playing Bernard Lowe and a Westworld “host,” respectively): “Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality?” “Every day since Nov. 8.”

15. Alec Baldwin (accepting Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for playing Trump on SNL): “I suppose I should say, at long last, Mr. President, here is your Emmy … I want to thank my wife; we had three children in three years and we didn’t have a child last year in the SNL season and I wonder if there’s a correlation there — all you men out there, you put that orange wig on, it’s birth control, trust me.”

16. Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin (presenting the award for Supporting Actor in a Limited Series along with Dolly Parton — a Nine to Five reunion at the podium): “Well, back in 1980, we refused to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying hypocritical bigot … and it 2017, we still refuse to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying hypocritical bigot.”

17. John Oliver (accepting Writing for a Variety Series): “With the way the world is right now, you may think [the writers’] jobs are easier — believe me, they’re harder. Because it never stops.”

18. Kumail Nanjiani (presenting for Reality Series): “[This award celebrates] people who frantically race across international borders, and who can scale walls really really quickly. In other words, the President’s worst nightmare.”

19. Donald Glover (accepting Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Atlanta): “I want to thank Trump for making black people No. 1 on the most-oppressed list — he’s the reason I’m probably up here.”

20. Charlie Brooker (accepting Limited Series for Blackmirror): “I’ve heard 2017 described as being trapped in one long, unending Black Mirror episode. But I like to think if I had written it, it wouldn’t be so on the nose? With all the Nazis and the hate?”

21. Tatiana Maslany (presenting Lead Actress in a Drama): “[Selena Meyer as President] would be great! She doesn’t tweet.”

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