On Wednesday’s episode of “The Late Show”, Stephen Colbert took Trump to task for his response, which the Emmys host points out came 18 minutes after a tweet about Hurricane Maria moving toward Puerto Rico.
Colbert also explained that every part of Trump’s tweet was factually incorrect. Trump tweeted about the Emmys show “last night,” but his tweet came on Tuesday, while the Emmys aired on Sunday evening. Meanwhile, though the Emmys suffered low ratings, Colbert notes a report that in fact the viewership was slightly higher than last year, making it only the second-worst ever.
Trump’s show “The Apprentice” was nominated for an Emmy in 2004 and again in 2005.
While Trump never won the award, Alec Baldwin won one this year for his portrayal of the U.S. president on “Saturday Night Live“.
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Trump has a long history of attacking the Emmys, and the issue was even raised during the third presidential debate.
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During that debate, Democratic rival Hillary Clinton said, “There was even a time when he didn’t get an Emmy for his TV program three years in a row and he started tweeting the Emmys were rigged against him.”
Trump interrupted her, saying, “Should’ve gotten it.”
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The U.S. president’s tweet about the Emmy Awards was far from his first as he issued over a dozen from 2012-2014.
Here are a few of them: