Trump lampooned, Spicer surprise appearance at Emmys

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 17, 2017) (TELEVISION ACADEMY / CBS TELEVISION NETWORK) – The Emmy awards show was peppered with political jokes and pointed speeches on Sunday (September 17), as host Stephen Colbert took shots at U.S. President Donald Trump and Sean Spicer made a surprise appearance.

Colbert opened the ceremony with a musical number that touched on climate change, news media and included Julia Louis-Dreyfus, dressed as her foul-mouthed fictitious president Selina Meyer from “Veep,” singing “Imagine if your president was not beloved by Nazis.”

Colbert later poked fun at Trump, calling him “the biggest TV star of the last year,” and criticizing the television academy for not previously giving Trump an Emmy award.

Former White House press secretary Spicer walked onto the Emmy stage wheeling a podium and stunning the star-studded audience, including Melissa McCarthy, who won a guest actress Emmy for portraying him on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.”