Side-by-side photos showed a larger gathering for former President Barack Obama, but Spicer declared, "This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period".
Everybody knows the history of Sean Spicer as White House press secretary. He joked that Robert DeNiro, who appeared as Bernard Madoff in the HBO movie "Wizard of Lies", had actually been the star of "The Sean Spicer Story". "I mean, who would do this?"
For his part, late-night host James Corden, who was one of the celebrities who posed with Spicer, agreed with the public's sentiment. "Who are we talking about here?" he asked, before the above image flashed on the screen.
Sean Spicer's tenure as press secretary for the White House under Donald Trump was heavily lambasted, notably for him making statements, that are often contradictory of presented facts, with a great deal of conviction. You can't blame him for trying it.
"Now, I know you think that's a picture of me kissing Sean Spicer", Corden explained. A seemingly rhetorical question with no expected response, Sean Spicer emerged from backstage, accompanied by a podium. He added that everyone was "kissing a*s" at the ceremony and he just so happened to kiss the biggest one in the room, before getting serious and telling viewers he understood their criticism. According to CNN, the auditorium where the Emmys take place was nearly empty while Spicer practiced his appearance, in the hopes his involvement wouldn't be leaked before the big night. In truth, I'm disappointed as well. I've been reading a lot of harsh comments on Twitter today, and I hear you loud and clear. "So much so, I'm really starting to regret that carpool karaoke we've taped with Steve Bannon". While he respects people's opinions, he said people shouldn't take the appearance that seriously.
Concluding his monologue, Corden admitted that his usual greeting tactic needs to be reevaluated, confessing, "Basically, what I'm saying is, I need to learn how to shake hands!"