Published: Thu, September 21, 2017
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Trump takes to Twitter to mock low Emmy ratings

Trump takes to Twitter to mock low Emmy ratings

It took him a while, but Donald Trump finally chose to throw in his two cents about this year's Emmys, which had a fair share of criticism of the former Celebrity Apprentice host.

But audience figures show that was not exactly true.

The Emmys went head-to-head against NBC's "Sunday Night Football", which presumably didn't help viewership, but the awards have now hit new ratings lows for three straight years.

President Donald Trump taunted the Emmy Awards and its strong anti-Trump bent on Tuesday, pointing out the show's low ratings in a tweet.

Trump added, "Smartest people of them all are the 'DEPLORABLES.'" That's a reference to a remark Hillary Clinton made during last year's presidential campaign, when she said half of Trump's supporters belonged in a "basket of deplorables".

Alec Baldwin, who won Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his work as Trump on Saturday Night Live, accepted his trophy and joked, "At long last, here, Mr. President, is your Emmy".

While Trump never won the award, Alec Baldwin won one this year for his portrayal of the US president on Saturday Night Live. Smartest people of them all are the "DEPLORABLES".

Kellyanne Conway has also weighed in on the ceremony suggesting that political bias is not welcome at ceremonies such as the Emmys despite the counsellor to the President going on to praise Spicer's appearance.

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