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2017 emmys

Watch Sean Spicer surprise everyone at the Emmys

Emmy host Stephen Colbert got the show started much like he does his show every night — poking fun at President Trump — but this time, he was joined by a onetime member of his administration.

As Melissa McCarthy watched, former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer came gliding onstage behind a lectern, there to help reassure Colbert about his ratings. "This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period, both in person and around the world," he said. A pleased Colbert responded: "Wow, that really soothed my fragile ego. I can understand why you'd want one of these guys around." Cue Trump tweet in 3, 2, 1 ...