Stephen Colbert has used Donald Trump to launch his late-night show to its best ratings in years, and he kept that momentum going in a big way with his opening monologue as host at Sunday’s 69th annual Emmy Awards.
Colbert repeatedly mentioned Trump throughout his opening, commenting that he was “looking forward” to Trump’s tweets.
— Variety (@Variety) September 18, 2017
Colbert also brought up an old tweet of the president’s, when Trump said former Emmys host Seth Meyers had marbles in his mouth.
— CBS (@CBS) September 18, 2017
Colbert mentioned Alec Baldwin thanks to his infamous Trump impression.
Colbert mentions Donald Trump being the biggest TV star of the past year, neck and neck with Alec Baldwin #Emmys
— Dylan Wright (@DWrightTWW) September 18, 2017
But the moment of the night came when Colbert brought out former White House press secretary Sean Spicer himself to troll Trump.
Spicer was there to tackle the question of the Emmys’ audience size — not a far cry from his former job, where he lied about the crowd size for Trump’s inauguration.
“This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period,” proclaimed Spicer.
— Dori Toribio (@DoriToribio) September 18, 2017
And everyone, lost it.
— Spencer Althouse (@SpencerAlthouse) September 18, 2017