Donald Trump has a lot of opinions on the Emmy Awards–in 2016, he called the television awards “rigged”–but he has never won one. Unless, of course, you count the time Alec Baldwin won the prize for parodying the president on Saturday Night Live. A bunch of folks on Twitter decided to drag him for that today.
It started with Tony Posnanski, who invented the #EmmylessDonald hashtag to try in some tiny way to get under Trump’s skin. After all, we know the president likes to go on Twitter—and doesn’t like to be called a loser.
Donald Trump is attacking everyone lately. I wish I was popular enough to get #EmmylessDonald to trend. That would at least irritate him when he goes on Twitter knowing he never won an award legitimately.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) August 13, 2019
It quickly took off, and everyone started sharing the statuettes of major stars and rank-and-file television pros as a way to stick it to a president who seems oddly fixated on Hollywood awards.
I’m sorry, I was on the phone – did you say something about #EmmylessDonald and his insecurity around having no Emmys? ‘Cause it’d be a shame if folks posted photos of theirs with that hashtag. Like here, for example, with three of my five I won for animating on The Simpsons. pic.twitter.com/yr1b3Ioc17
— Anna Maltese (@MalteseAnna) August 13, 2019
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) August 13, 2019
— TrumpIsACancer (@shannon_craine) August 13, 2019
— Atlbiscuit (@Atlbiscuit) August 13, 2019
— STOP tRumpnado 🌊 (@Trumpnado2016) August 13, 2019
— Aragall (@Aragall) August 13, 2019
— Zachary Hyde (@zacharydhyde) August 13, 2019
— John Howard (@JohnHowardSC) August 13, 2019
Obama won an Emmy, unlike #EmmylessDonald– & he won a Grammy, unlike #EmmylessDonald – and a Nobel Peace prize, unlike #EmmylessDonald – the Israeli President’s Medal of Distinction unlike #EmmylessDonald the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award unlike #EmmylessDonald pic.twitter.com/CMCf04r3TU
— Sandy Paws (@lagloriacubano) August 13, 2019
— Miranda Cooper (@SiencedR) August 13, 2019
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