Trump Hits Back at the "Worst Ever" Emmy Awards


The President had earlier delivered a speech at the United Nations in NY in which he stated that the USA would "totally destroy" North Korea if "forced to defend itself or its allies". And he proclaimed that parts of the world "are going to hell". He's less impressed with Trump's Emmy tweet, though.

"I was saddened to see how bad the ratings were on the Emmys last night - the worst ever", Trump tweeted on Tuesday, two days after the awards show aired.

On The Late Show Stephen Colbert dissected Trump's most recent Twitter activity. And the first minutes of Sunday's broadcast seemed nearly created to goad the president to respond.

This year's Emmys addressed the issue Mr. Trump's fixation with ratings, featuring a surprise appearance by former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on stage. I tell you this.

He also joked that Trump would never have run for President if he had just won an Emmy. "So in a way this is all your fault".

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"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 during his monologue. Donald Glover, claiming one of his awards, said that Trump was "the reason I'm probably up here" - Glover is a talented guy and his awards deserved, but it's hard to suspect there may not be a grain of truth there.

It turned out that Spicer was wrong on both occasions. Sunday's awards ceremony averaged 11.4 million viewers, compared to 2016's 11.3 million, its lowest ever.

In fact, Sunday's Emmy telecast wasn't quite the worst ever - but it was close.

On Baldwin, was a one-note portrayal of the president really the comedic highpoint of a year ago (although, in all fairness, it did make me chuckle)?