Stephen Colbert hosts the 2017 Emmy Awards
Stephen Colbert accepts his awards at the 65th annual Emmy Awards (Photo: Shutterstock)

Late-night comedian Stephen Colbert is hosting the 69th annual Emmy Awards this year and he's already decided who the biggest television star of the year is: Donald Trump.


"No one's close," Colbert told CBS News. "You know, how like the Bible outsells every book of all time. Donald Trump is the Bible of the 2016-2017 television season. If you don't include Donald Trump as a TV star this year, you're lying."

Trump might not be nominated, but his alter-ego Alec Baldwin certainly is, as well as a slew of Democratic and progressive stars who are sure to speak out against the Trump administration.

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