From building walls to Hitler comparisons, Emmy night was full of digs at Trump
At some moments, they were thinly veiled. At others, they were hit-you-over-the-head obvious. But throughout, the Emmys was a night of hating on Trump.
It’s no surprise that the traditionally liberal entertainment industry wouldn’t have glowing things to say about the Republican presidential nominee. But presenters and hosts during past award shows have at least tried to even out their biting jokes, making them at the expense of both candidates. In 2012, when Jimmy Kimmel also hosted, he cracked jokes about both Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama.
Not in 2016. The opening bit featured Jeb Bush as a limo driver taking Kimmel, running late, to the show. “If you run a positive campaign, the voters will ultimately make the right choice.” Then, he quipped, “Jimmy, that was a joke,” and threw him out of the limo.
Then Kimmel used his opening monologue to pick on “Apprentice” creator and co-producer Mark Burnett, saying he was the reason Trump was running.
“If it wasn’t for television, would Donald Trump be running for president? No, he would be at home right now quietly rubbing up against his wife, Malaria, while she pretends to be asleep,” Kimmel said. “Thanks to Mark Burnett, we don’t have to watch reality shows anymore because we’re living one. If Donald Trump gets elected and he builds that wall, the first person we’re throwing over is Mark Burnett.”
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