Stephen Colbert - prior to Emmys

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Stephen Colbert, the host of the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards, couldn't be more clear about his intentions prior to the Sunday broadcast of the awards show if he wrote them on billboards across America.

There will be plenty bashing of President Donald Trump.

Bottom line, Trump supporters: Consider yourselves forewarned — straight from the horse's mouth, as reported by Variety.

Colbert claims the show won't be a “political monologue” (wink-wink):

“We are storytellers. The story we are telling is what happened on television this year.

It’s not a political monologue, but you can’t keep politics out of it, because politics was the biggest TV story this year. [...] The TV star of the year is Donald Trump.”

Colbert's pre-show comments have not gone unnoticed by Trump supporters and other Republicans, alike.

Twitter account /pol/ News Infinity tweeted a potential plan of attack against the hashtag #Emmys:

Mary C. suggested a boycott:

Thomas Dinges agreed, calling Colbert “the most hateful person in America”:

FreemarketAnarchist appeared to agree as well, alluding to Colbert's recent Nazi salute to Trump and former White House Chief Strategist Stephen K. Bannon:

Mary Young said she couldn't sit through watching Colbert, anyway:

And G. wouldn't watch Colbert, even if he was handing out “money to viewers”:

Finally, Gecko used a simple graphic to express his feelings about Hollywood:

Incidentally, in the slim chance you're unaware, Colbert is a seasoned veteran in the skillful art of Trump bashing.

There was the time he slammed both Trump and his Cabinet, suggesting the president has a “check your balls at the door” policy prior to every Cabinet meeting.

And who could forget his disparaging “interview” with a fake Melania Trump? Or the time he called the Trump presidency a “disgrace to the nation.”

But “best” of all, of course, was Colbert's lewd sexual reference to Russian President Vladimir Putin and the “only thing” Trump's “mouth is good for.”

Yeah, tonight's Emmys program might not be a “political monologue,” but it'll most likely be damn close. And Stephen Colbert won't be the Lone Ranger.

Please note: This is a commentary piece. The views and opinions expressed within it are those of the author only and do not necessarily reflect the editorial opinion of IJR.

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