It was kind of funny: Sean Spicer on his amusing Emmy night

At the 2017 Emmys the Trump rebuke was often left implicit

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer said he regretted how he handled his first briefing, during which he made assertions about the size of President Donald Trump's inauguration crowd earlier this year.

"I know you think that's a picture of me kissing Sean Spicer, but in the spirit of Sean Spicer: No, it isn't", Corden joked.

"This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration - period - both in person and around the globe", he said.

In July, Spicer announced his departure from the White House amid the hiring of White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, who served under Trump for less than two weeks in the summer before he resigned.

I thought Sean Spicer's cameo at the Emmy's was pretty amusing. (James Corden thinks this joke is so good that he kissed Sean Spicer for it.) "Anyone ever have that feeling when you get a little drunk and then wake up the next morning and think, 'Oh God, who did I kiss last night?' It's a bit like that".

Asked if he was throwing Trump under the bus, Spicer told The Washington Post's Emily Yahr that the surprise onstage appearance "was an attempt for me to poke a little fun at myself and bring some levity to the situation".

"Understandably, some people have been disappointed by this photo".

"Thank you Melissa McCarthy", Colbert deadpanned after Spicer left stage. The reaction on Twitter to Sean Spicer's Emmy appearance was overwhelmingly negative - from both regular viewers and celebrity viewers.

Oof. So, it's no wonder people are PISSED at the Late Late Show host for planting a kiss on the former press secretary during the Hollywood bash.

"He showed he was willing to humiliate himself on a very big stage", said Karl of Spicer's performance. With how he has been lampooned by the likes of "Saturday Night Live", it was incredible that Spicer would deign to jump in for some deliberate self-depreciation alongside Stephen Colbert, a noted Trump critic.

"I've learned in this business to never say never, so there you have it", he said.

"Really?" replied Colbert. "'Cause he wasn't apologising.

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