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Emmy Host Alan Cumming Absolutely Eviscerates ‘Cheeto Jesus’ Donald Trump

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By Heat Street Staff | 10:49 pm, November 21, 2016

Hollywood stars’ distaste for Donald Trump is hardly a secret – but “Good Wife” actor Alan Cumming’s evisceration of the President Elect on Monday night may well have taken the cake.

The Scottish actor was hosting the 44th Annual International Emmy Awards at the New York Hilton, in the very same ballroom where Donald Trump’s victory party took place on the night of November 8th. The significance of the room was not forgotten to Cumming, who proceeded with a fevered denunciation of Trump and his supporters.

“We’re living the dream people. This is a moment of utter luminescence. But oh how quickly darkness and despair can befall us. And indeed the beauty and light that is so prevalent this evening is truly miraculous because in case you didn’t know, and if you didn’t I feel, it is my moral obligation to inform you: on November the 8th this hall was the venue for one of the darkest and most negative and utterly destructive moments in the history of this country. This room housed the election night party for Donald Trump and his supporters. Yes, this very stage was where Donald Trump first stood as president elect of the United States of America … We have to breathe the same foul, ignorant and bigoted air that was recently exhaled by the Cheeto Jesus. Several industrial loads of sage have been burned and leaders and gurus of every religion known to man both pagan and sacred have cleansed this hall in order to welcome you bright beautiful people tonight. So tonight, giving out awards for excellence is about extinguishing bad energy and bigotry. Every one of you who walks on this stage to accept an honor is also kicking away the foul spirits that once reigned. Here integrity, authenticity and brilliance is the tonight the vanguard of a new tomorrow. So ladies and gentlemen give yourselves and all that is good and decent a round of applause.”

Cumming, who recorded an ad for Bernie Sanders during the primaries, has made no secret of his opposition to Trump. Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter on the eve of his Emmy hosting gig, he said “it is a shocking time in American history that people of such vehemence, such racists” could come to power, and that it was shocking “there is a man [who is going to be] in the Oval Office who espouses clearly white supremacist views.”

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