Sean Spicer makes a shocking parody appearance at the Emmys

By Amy Ryan

Sean Spicer surprised the crowd at this year's Emmys for a parody of his inauguration crowd estimations.

Mr Trump’s fired press secretary Sean Spicer came on stage to joke “this will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys – period”, in a reference to the debacle over numbers attending the president’s inauguration speech.

Host Stephen Colbert responded: "Wow, that really soothed my fragile ego."

"I can understand why you'd want one of these guys around," he added.

It had quite a reaction from the audience and online.

Stephen Colbert was tackling the president from all angles, who he called the “biggest TV star of the last year” for influencing shows’ plot-lines.

And he wasn't the only one criticising the president while on stage.

Emmy presenter Lily Tomlin said: “And in 2017 we still refuse to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot.”

Atlanta star Donald Glover said: “I want to thank Trump for making black people number one on the most oppressed list – he’s the reason I’m probably up here.”

Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus said that the comedy series had planned on depicting a fictional president’s dismissal but decided against it.

“We did have a story-line about an impeachment, but we abandoned that because we were worried that someone else might get to it first,” she said.

By Amy Ryan

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