Donald Trump Sourgrapes About His Emmy Losses by Bashing The Amazing Race
Hollywood Reporter’s Randee Dawn reports on Donald Trump’s strong words against The Amazing Race‘s Emmy dominance in the Reality-Competition Category saying the series doesn’t deserve to win, and only does because it knows hot to politic.
Trump attributes the Emmy ratings decline to the repeat wins of The Amazing Race and that the Emmys have lost their credibility because of the wins.
He also recounts his experience at the 2004 Emmys:
“I was standing up to go down there and pick up the Emmy,” he says. “Incredible. It’s a joke. If the Emmys want their ratings back, they have to pick shows that deserve it.”
He is no doubt referring to his own show, The Apprentice which has itself declined and floundered since its breakout premiere season.
Personally, I think this is all laughable. Jeff Probst wanting The Amazing Race to take itself out of the competition is one thing, but Trump resorting to bashing and discrediting the (well-deserved!) Emmy wins of The Amazing Race is pathetic.
It is clear that even The Amazing Race at its worst still tops many if not all reality-competition programs at their best. The Amazing Race, a race around the world with all its logistics and planning necessary, will always trump (pardon the pun) a celebrity dancing show, amateur singing, cooking, fashion design, and especially a show about Donald Trump.