- Associated Press - Sunday, September 17, 2017

LOS ANGELES — Emmy Awards host Stephen Colbert has taken a jab at President Donald Trump in his opening monologue.

Colbert thanked the president for tuning in Sunday, joking that Trump is the only one who has enough time to keep current on all that’s going on in television nowadays.

Colbert adds he’s “looking forward to the tweets.”

The CBS late-night host had promised a political show, and his opening number did include jabs at negative news headlines.

Colbert also went on a lengthy riff on Trump, blaming Emmy voters for not giving the president an Emmy. Colbert told the crowd, “This is all your fault.”

The host also played a clip of Trump commenting during a presidential debate that he should have been awarded an Emmy before joking that Emmys go to the winner of the popular vote.

The host wasn’t all serious: He took time to thank first responders to hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and urged people to donate to disaster recovery.

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