Everyone knew that Stephen Colbert's opening Emmys monologue would include talks of politics and clear shots at President of the United States Donald Trump, but nobody could predict what else was included. Indeed, former White House press secretary Sean Spicer made a surprise appearance at the Emmys on Sunday night. Nobody saw it coming.
After Colbert asked if somebody could clarify how large the Emmys audience for 2017 would be, Spicer came out onto the stage while leaning on a rolling podium, similar to the one that Melissa McCarthy used to impersonate him on Saturday Night Live. He then preceded to explain how large the crowd size would be.
“This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmy’s, period, both in-person and around the world,” Spicer said, mocking his own words he used earlier this year to defend the crowd at President Trump’s inauguration.
Spicer fought with reporters back in January after he defended the size of Donald Trump's crowd at the inauguration speech. At the time, he remarked that it was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period. This was a controversial statement given the photographer evidence taken during the speech which seemed to suggest the contrary, especially when compared side-by-side with pictures taken from the inauguration speech of former President Barack Obama.
The Hill reports that the audience erupted in laughter as the former press secretary rolled his way on stage. Once he made the joke, many were in disbelief. Of course, Spicer himself was not up for an Emmy, but McCarthy won an Emmy that night for her impersonation of Spicer.
Sean Spicer resigned in May after Trump brought on Anthony Scaramucci to be the incoming communications director. Scaramucci was ousted from the position after 10 days of causing major public scandal and backlash.
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