The best Donald Trump jokes at the Emmys, ranked

We’ll let you be the judge of that. Here are TV’s best Donald Trump jokes, ranked (using our very objective Fix Funny scale) from funniest to least funny.

Julia Louis Dreyfus

The star of “Veep” let her inner Trump out while accepting the Emmy for best actress in a comedy series.

“What a great honor it must be for you to honor me tonight,” she said. “I’m so sorry; Donald Trump said that. It’s getting trickier and trickier to satirize this stuff.”


Andy Samberg

The star of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and host of Sunday’s Emmys took all but five minutes to work a Trump zinger into his opening monologue.

“Donald Trump, of course, is running for president, to the delight of uncles everywhere,” Samberg said. “But I’ve gotta say, sure, Donald Trump seemsracist.”

Full stop.

“What else?”

(He also took a swing at the other end of the political spectrum, wondering out loud, “Is it just me or does Bernie Sanders always look like his flight is delayed?”)


Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele

While presenting the best reality competition program (for which Trump’s former show, “The Apprentice,” has twice been nominated), the “Key and Peele” stars devised a short skit based entirely on the 2016 presidential race.

“There is one category of TV that allows us as a society to sit down and enjoy the simple spectacle of reality,” Peele said.

That reality, the two went on, is “where people can’t seem to say two words without throwing each other under the bus” and “where a panel of millionaires fight like sharks to be chosen by average, middle-class Americans” and “where nobody is there for the right reasons.”

“But enough about the Republican national debate,” Peele deadpanned.


Amy Schumer

As Schumer and her writing staff’s names were listed as nominees for best variety sketch series (a category they won), the group presented themselves Photoshopped into photos from Donald Trump’s past.

(This was funny, but as our pop culture reporter Emily Yahr notes, it was kind of a you-had-to-be-there moment.)

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