The leader of the free world just couldn’t resist getting his two cents in about the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards. Donald Trump, not long after threatening to annihilate North Korea (again) at the United Nations, took time out of his evening to bemoan the sorry state of Hollywood. The Emmys had some of their lowest TV ratings ever, and he tweeted, “I was saddened to see how bad the ratings were on the Emmys last night – the worst ever. Smartest people of them all are the ‘DEPLORABLES.'” See the tweet below.
The for-real president of the actual United States has been known to comment on TV ratings in the past, boasting about how much better his “Celebrity Apprentice” numbers were than his replacement, Arnold Schwarzenegger. It’s no wonder he’s been so critical of Hollywood since they’ve been mightily critical of him. He’s been a Hollywood punching bag ever since he started running for president. Meryl Streep took time out of her Cecil B. DeMille Award acceptance speech at the Golden Globes to condemn his cruelty. 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. Even the reunited stars of “9 to 5” — Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, and Lily Tomlin — took a swipe at him while presenting during the telecast.
But this staunch opponent of the Hollywood elite — whose acting credits include “Home Alone 2,” “The Nanny,” and “Suddenly Susan” — was also a two-time Emmy nominee for Best Reality Competition Program for “The Apprentice” (2004-2005), losing both times to “The Amazing Race.” Then in 2012 he complained that the Emmys “have no credibility” for failing to honor him and his show, and even when Hillary Clinton called him out on his petty Emmy vendetta he insisted once again, “Should have gotten it.” The man who has spent time as president criticizing the Emmys sure did want to win one pretty badly.
Alec Baldwin even won an Emmy for parodying Trump on “SNL,” and in his speech he poured a little extra salt in that wound by saying, “At long last, Mr. President, here is your Emmy.”
I was saddened to see how bad the ratings were on the Emmys last night – the worst ever. Smartest people of them all are the “DEPLORABLES.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 20, 2017