“Shame on the Emmys for the Spicer validation.”
Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer appeared at the 2017 Emmys on Sunday in a gag bit with host Stephen Colbert. He jokingly echoed the falsehood he told about the number of people who watched President Donald Trump’s inauguration in January.
In his capacity as White House press secretary, Spicer said in January, “This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, PERIOD, both in person and around the globe.”
At the Emmys, during Colbert’s monologue, Spicer came out onstage with a mobile podium reminiscent of the one Melissa McCarthy used in her impersonation of him on Saturday Night Live and said, “This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, PERIOD, both in person and around the world.”
Audience members seemed shocked and amused.
CBS / Via buzzfeed.com