Trump Tweets Video of 2005 'Green Acres' Emmy Award Skit to Tease Farm Bill Signing - NBC Chicago

Trump Tweets Video of 2005 'Green Acres' Emmy Award Skit to Tease Farm Bill Signing

Trump used the flashback to draw attention to his signing of a farm bill at the White Hous

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    Donald Trump does a parody of television theme songs with Megan Mullally, of the comedy series "Will & Graces" during the 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

    President Donald Trump on Thursday turned his longstanding gripe with the Television Academy into nostalgia when he tweeted a video of his appearance at the 2005 Emmy Awards, in which he sported overalls and a pitchfork and sang the "Green Acres" theme song.

    Trump, who was the host and executive producer of the NBC reality show "The Apprentice," used the flashback to draw attention to his signing of a farm bill at the White House.

    After the bill signing event at the White House got underway, Trump said: "That was from the Emmy's, I sang 'Green Acres' and won a very nice award that night."

    But the award he won that evening wasn't an Emmy.

    According to the Television Academy, which distributes the awards, "The Apprentice" was nominated eight times between 2004 and 2006, but never won once.

    At the 2005 show, Trump appeared alongside actor Megan Mullally with a pitchfork in hand and performed the song to participate in the ceremony's skit competition called "Emmy Idol."