Hollywood stars couldn’t resist taking some shots at the Republican party during the 67th Annual Emmy Awards on Sunday night — especially frontrunner Donald Trump.
Host Andy Samberg, Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus and presenters Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele all mocked the current GOP primary lineup.
Samberg started things off during his monologue by taking on Trump. “Donald Trump is running for president, to the delight of uncles everywhere. I’ve got to say, sure Donald Trump seems racist,” the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star said, pausing as if setting up a joke that never came: “Let’s see, what else?”
After winning outstanding comedy actress for HBO’s Veep, Louis-Dreyfus opened by reading a quote purportedly from her Washington, D.C., satire: “What a great honor it must be for you to honor me tonight.” Then she revealed: “Sorry, Donald Trump said that,” and noted that it’s getting tougher to mock politics given the current environment.
Next, comedians Key and Peele were introducing outstanding reality competition series when they said this:
Peele: “There is one category of TV that allows us as a society to sit back and enjoy the simple spectacle of reality.”
Key: “A strange reality, where people can’t seem to say two words without throwing each other under the bus.”
Peele: “A reality where a panel of millionaires fight like sharks to be chosen by average middle class Americans.”
Then came the punchline: “But enough about the Republican National Convention, let’s get to the award.”
To be fair, Samberg also took a shot at oft-disheveled Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, too: “Is it just me or does Bernie Sanders always seem like his flight is delayed? Guy’s a mess!”
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— Ariana Bacle contributed to this report.