Stephen Colbert responds to Trump's weird tweet about the Emmys

Emmys 2017 Gets Political With Speeches And Awards

"The Emmys weren't last night from when he tweeted it, they were Sunday", Colbert continued. "Smartest people of them all are the 'DEPLORABLES, '" he wrote, referencing the term famously used by his former presidential opponent Hillary Clinton to describe Trump supporters.

Trump's comments about the Emmys came just hours after he delivered a fiery speech before the United Nations General Assembly in NY, in which he threatened the U.S. could "totally destroy North Korea" if its nuclear aggressions continue. And these weren't actually the lowest-rated Emmys like Trump claims. The SAG Awards earlier this year were practically their own anti-Trump rally, and comedians like Samantha Bee, John Oliver, and the cast and crew of "Saturday Night Live" were propelled to Emmy victories for material largely targeted at Trump.

First off, Colbert doesn't even understand why Trump is sad about Emmys ratings.

Trump has frequently bashed the Emmys, particularly that his "Apprentice" never won despite eight nominations. Why didn't you give him an Emmy?

Colbert added soon after: "What really matters to Donald Trump is ratings. And I certainly hope we achieved that tonight".

According to the Associated Press, the Nielsen company estimated that 11.4 million people watched the awards show, slightly more than last year's lowest-ever audience of 11.3 million.

In fact, Sunday's Emmy telecast wasn't quite the worst ever - but it was close. "Of course, there is no way anyone could possibly watch that much TV - other than the President, who seems to have a lot of time for that sort of thing", the "Late Show" host said. Host Stephen Colbert took many shots at him, and Alec Baldwin even dedicated his SNL Emmy win to the president.

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