The 69th Prime-time Emmy Awards kicked off with an opening monologue from the host Stephen Colbert. As expected, Colbert knocked Donald Trump, while bringing out a familiar face to hammer home the joke.

Emmy's on Trump

When Donald Trump announced that he was running for president just over two years ago, the consensus was that his candidacy would be a joke and used as nothing more than an attempt to increase ratings for his TV show. The former host of "The Apprentice" might have seemed like a joke a first, but he quickly gained momentum and rode his popularity to an upset win in the Republican primary.

Trump took things even further when he shocked the world with a general election victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton last November. During that time, Trump became the butt of the joke on many late-night TV shows, including "Saturday Night Live." Veteran actor Alec Baldwin took on the role of portraying the billionaire real estate mogul, helping lead the program to it's highest ratings in years. In addition, late-night TV hosts have found that mocking Trump and his outrage are good for ratings, including host of "The Late Show" Stephen Colbert. On September 17, Colbert took his trolling of Trump to the stage of the 2017 Emmy Awards.

Starting off the 69th Prime-time Emmy Awards was Stephen Colbert.

As he closed his monologue, the popular host set his sights on Donald Trump. "We know the biggest TV star of the last year is Donald Trump," Colbert said, before pointing to the first row and stating, "and Alec Baldwin." Colbert then mocked Trump for being upset for never winning an Emmy for "The Apprentice."

"Why didn't you give him an Emmy?" Stephen Colbert asked those in charge.

"If he had won an Emmy, I bet he wouldn't have run for president," he added, before humorously saying, "In a way, this is all your fault." The host of "The Late Show" continued to troll Trump, bringing up an old tweet from 2014 where the president tweeted about his dislike of Seth Myers, the previous host of the Emmy Awards.

A clip was then played from one of the 2016 debates where Trump replied to Hillary Clinton's criticism of his previous Emmy's complaint, before Colbert answered, "unlike the presidency, Emmy's go to the winner of the popular vote."

Spicer returns

In conclusion, Stephen Colbert saved his best trick for last when former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer came out on the stage. Spicer reenacted his famous remarks that he made following Trump's inauguration, saying, "This will be the largest audience to witness the Emmy's period, both in person and around the world." The crowd looked on in shock, as Colbert ended the segment.