There are a lot of things that set Donald Trump apart from every U.S. President who has held office before him. At 70, he was the oldest president to take office. He was also the first president who assumed office without any prior military or political experience. Oh, and he's the only president who has adorned the cover of Playboy magazine and appeared in a main-event match at Wrestlemania. He's also the first president to use Twitter as one of his main methods of communication. Some of his tweets are about politics. Some of his tweets are about how cool hurricanes are. And some are about TV shows. Last night, Trump finally tweeted about the Emmys... an awards show that took place three days ago.
This year's 69th Primetime Emmy Awards did not shy away from political commentary.
In host Stephen Colbert’s opening number, there were several digs at the current administration. The entire song was about how everything in the news is so depressing and everything is better on TV.
At one point, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss sang, “imagine if your president was not beloved by Nazis.”
Right after that, Colbert jumped into a car with Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys from The Americans.
Rhys’ character held up binoculars and revealed Donald Trump shaking Vladimir Putin’s hand while Colbert sang, “even treason is better on TV.”
During his opening monologue, Colbert wondered about the size of the audience.
He then invited Sean Spicer onto the stage to talk about the audience being the “largest audience to witness an Emmys. Period.”
To this, Colbert replied, “Wow. That really soothes my fragile ego.”
Alec Baldwin even mentioned Trump directly in his acceptance speech.
After winning an Emmy for his portrayal of the president in SNL, he said to Trump, “At long last, Mr. President, here is your Emmy.”
This was an obvious dig at Trump tweeting that he should have many Emmys.
At another point in Colbert's opening monologue, he also addressed Trump directly.
“Hello, sir. Thank you for joining us,” he said. “Looking forward to your tweets.”
But Donald Trump didn’t tweet about the Emmys on Sunday night.
Or on Monday night.
It wasn’t until Tuesday night that the President of the United States decided to share his thoughts on a TV show…