Stephen Colbert reacts to Trump's 'worst ever' Emmy ratings tweet

ANI | Updated: Sep 22, 2017 03:10 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 22 (ANI): After addressing the UNGA for the very first time, the first thing that US President Donald Trump did was talk about how the ratings of this year's Emmy awards were so low, because it was so politically charged.

He took the matter to Twitter and wrote, "I was saddened to see how bad the ratings were on the Emmys last night - the worst ever. Smartest people of them all are the "DEPLORABLES."

But, the host of this year's biggest night for Television, Stephen Colbert, was not in a mood to tolerate any fake news from President Donald Trump.

On 'Late Show', the talk-show host joked about Trump's obsession with ratings.

He said, "I swear I heard someone at the Emmys say they were the highest rated ever. I do want to point out that every single part of that tweet was factually incorrect."

Colbert jokingly added, "I checked the TV schedule, and he must have been watching NCIS: New Orleans."

The late-night host then fact-checked Trump's claims that the 2017 Emmys were the worst rated. According to the Nielsen ratings, this year's Emmys had 11.4 million viewers, which is 100,000 more than the lowest rated Emmys of all time in 2016.

"That's right. We had the second worst ratings of all time. In your face," Colbert told a cheering audience.

The segment ended with Colbert and his audience chanting, "We suck less!" (ANI)