Sean Spicer helps Stephen Colbert mock Trump at the Emmys

Carla Harmon
September 19, 2017

For Sean Spicer, his controversial cameo at the 2017 Emmy Awards Sunday night was the chance to rehabilitate his image in the minds of the entertainment and news elites he had so actively disdained as the press secretary for President Donald Trump, the New York Times reported.

"Of course I do, absolutely", said Spicer, who only spent six months in his role.

James Corden has admitted that he is "disappointed" in himself after facing backlash for kissing former White House press secretary Sean Spicer at the Emmys.

One can easily recall how he described a photo of the National Mall crowd for Donald Trump's inauguration as the "largest audience to witness" such an event, "period", despite analysis and crowd counts to the contrary.

Spicer often sparred with reporters during his tenure, and resigned after a disagreement with the president over the hiring of Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.

Likening the Nazi dictator to Syria's Bashar al-Assad, Spicer told journalists at the White House: "We didn't use chemical weapons in world war two". Indeed, when Kimmel told Colbert "a certain part of me felt sorry for" Spicer, Colbert seemed surprised. "You had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn't even sink to using chemical weapons".

A person familiar with the planning of the Emmy program said Monday that Colbert and his staff regarded Spicer's appearance as both a joke at the expense of Trump and a way to poke fun at Colbert, too. "I just happened to kiss the biggest one there", Corden said.

While Spicer's appearance may have been in jest and he appears somewhat remorseful over his first-day temper tantrum, he has plenty more to seek forgiveness for.

"Colbert couldn't leave the stage without finding some special way to hit the president where it really hurts", Vanity Fair's Laura Bradley wrote on Sunday.

It's worth noting that Colbert wasn't the first late-night host to give Spicer a forum in which he might possibly seem more ... human. He wants to be forgiven, but he won't regret anything he did.

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