UPDATE: White House aide unamused by political Emmy Awards

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A top White House aide is offering a lackluster review for the politically-charged Emmy Awards.

Speaking Monday on "Fox & Friends," White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway says "America is responding by tuning out." Conway added people have a right to speak freely, but said "you're showing the world you're so easy with the insults about our leader."

Politics was a theme, with host Stephen Colbert calling President Donald Trump the biggest TV star of the year and former White House spokesman Sean Spicer making a cameo.

Conway congratulated "SNL" actress Kate McKinnon, who won outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series. McKinnon thanked Hillary Clinton, who she portrayed during the 2016 election. She has also played Conway.

Conway says "it had to be much more fun to play me."


NEW YORK (AP) -- Politics couldn't help but make its way onto the Emmy Awards stage, especially since host Stephen Colbert noted that President Donald Trump was the biggest TV star of the past year.

In fact, Colbert blamed the Emmys for Trump's election as president. He suggested if Trump had won an Emmy for "Celebrity Apprentice," he might not have run for president. He showed a clip of a presidential debate where Trump said he should have won an Emmy.

But he noted that, unlike the presidency, an Emmy goes to the winner of the popular vote.

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer made a surprise appearance, and Kate McKinnon of "Saturday Night Live" thanked Hillary Clinton when she accepted a supporting actress award.

AP-WF-09-18-17 0058GMT



 
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