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Jon Stewart Accepts Emmy, Offers Parting Shot at Trump

Jon Stewart prevailed in a crowed and competitive field in Sunday’s Emmy awards show. Variety reports:

… three parting hosts, David Letterman, Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart, [were] all up for the [Outstanding Variety Talk Series] award — however, it was Stewart who walked away with the golden statue.

Also competing against late-night hotshots Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and John Oliver, the former “Daily Show” host spoke to press after his big win.

The spotlight provided an opportunity to get in one last shot at the Republican presidential front-runner.

When asked in the press room if he would consider returning to “The Daily Show” if Trump wins for prez, Stewart — who’s known for his hysterical election coverage — joked: “No, I would consider getting in a rocket and going to another planet because clearly this planet’s gone bonkers.”

Stewart’s not the first person to suggest he might leave the country if a certain candidate prevails in a race. The interplanetary angle takes it to a new level though.