Mark Burnett and Roma Downey attend the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on Sept. 18, 2016 in Los Angeles.
Mark Burnett and Roma Downey attend the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on Sept. 18, 2016 in Los Angeles. Steve Granitz—Getty Images

Jimmy Kimmel Blames Mark Burnett for Donald Trump in Emmys Monologue

Sep 18, 2016

"Many have asked, who is to blame for Donald Trump? And I'll tell you who. He's sitting right there," said Jimmy Kimmel, the host of this year's Emmy Awards, as he pointed to a man in the audience during his opening monologue. "That guy. Mark Burnett, the man who brought us Celebrity Apprentice."

People booed as the camera panned to Burnett, a reality TV show producer, who took the joke in stride and laughed.

Priyanka Chopra arrives at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles.
Priyanka Chopra arrives at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on Sept. 18, 2016 in Los Angeles.Steve Granitz—Getty Images
Priyanka Chopra arrives at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles.
Sofia Vergara arrives at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles.
Emily Ratajkowski arrives at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles.
Kristen Bell arrives at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles.
Taraji P. Henson arrives at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles.
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Jerry Seinfeld and Jessica Seinfeld arrive at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles.
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Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin and Millie Bobby Brown arrive at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles.
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Kit Harrington arrives at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles.
Heidi Klum arrives at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles.
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus arrives at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles.
Emilia Clarke arrives at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles.
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David Schwimmer and Zoe Buckman arrive at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles.
John Travolta and Kelly Preston arrive at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles.
Kerry Washington arrives at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles.
Amy Poehler arrives at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles.
Tina Fey arrives at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles.
Cuba Gooding, Jr. arrives at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles.
James Corden and Julia Carey arrive at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles.
Sarah Paulson arrives at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles.
Rami Malek arrives at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles.
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Mandy Moore arrives at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles.
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Jane Krakowski arrives at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles.
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Amanda Peet arrives at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles.
Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy arrive at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles.
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Carol Kane arrives at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles.
Priyanka Chopra arrives at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on Sept. 18, 2016 in Los Angeles.
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"Thanks to Mark Burnett, we don't have to watch reality shows because we're living in one," said Kimmel. "If Donald Trump gets elected, and he builds that wall, the first person we're throwing over is Mark Burnett."

Burnett has produced shows like The Apprentice, Survivor, and Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?

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