Noting she was the daughter of an immigrant, the Veep star held back tears as she picked up the show's first honour for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series.

"My father fled religious persecution in Nazi-occupied France and I am an American patriot and I love this country and because I love this country I'm horrified by its blemishes, and this immigrant ban is a blemish and it's un-American."

On Friday (27Jan17), President Trump signed an executive order preventing travellers from countries like Iran, Iraq and Syria entering the United States.

As a result, tourists and travellers at airports were left stranded after they were refused seats on planes headed to America and blocked from entering the country upon arrival.