The Spice was alright at the Emmys, as far as President Trump was concerned.
Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer — who poked fun at his January declaration that Trump’s inauguration was the biggest ever during a surprise Emmys cameo — says the President supported his appearance at the award show.
“He was very supportive,” Spicer told ABC News after confirming he’d spoken to Trump since the Emmys. “He thought I did a great job. So it was very reassuring.”
The memorable moment at the Emmys began with host Stephen Colbert saying that ratings are what really matter to Trump.
“You got to have the big numbers, and I certainly hope we achieve that tonight,” Colbert said at the award show. “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?”
Spicer then emerged onstage to issue a bold message worded similarly to the one he told the media after Trump’s inauguration.
“This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period,” Spicer said. “Both in person and around the world.”
Trump was the subject of many jokes in Colbert’s opening monologue, and several winners and presenters at the award show took digs at the President as well. Trump reacted to the Emmys ratings two days after the show took place.
“I was saddened to see how bad the ratings were on the Emmys last night — the worst ever,” Trump tweeted Tuesday. “Smartest people of them all are the ‘DEPLORABLES.'”
This year’s Emmys earned an estimated 11.4 million viewers, which was a tick below the all-time low 11.3 million viewers the award show garnered last year.
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