UPDATE: And there it is. President Donald Trump weighed in on the Oscars in an interview with conservative news outlet Breitbart.”I think they were focused so hard on politics that they didn’t get the act together at the end. It was a little sad. It took away from the
“I think they were focused so hard on politics that they didn’t get the act together at the end. It was a little sad,” Trump said, referencing the confusing end of Sunday’s ceremony where La La Land was awarded best picture in error before Moonlight producers took the stage as the category’s rightful winners. “It took away from the glamour of the Oscars. It didn’t feel like a very glamorous evening. I’ve been to the Oscars. There was something very special missing, and then to end that way was sad.”
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EARLIER: So far, Trump hasn’t taken the bait.
Despite all those jokes during the Academy Awards aimed at President Donald Trump and the heartfelt speeches by celebrities targeting his policies, POTUS hasn’t weighed in on Hollywood’s biggest night.
Instead, the president tweeted on Monday morning about health care:
Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel even tweeted at the president during the show, and racked up nearly 250,000 retweets:
Yet Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. did have something to say about the telecast. The younger Trump referenced Sunday night’s In Memorium flub, where producers used the wrong photograph during the death reel — inserting an image of a living producer instead of a recently deceased costume designer.
Then again, it took Trump nearly a week to break his silence on The Apprentice premiere ratings. But, somehow, we expect that sooner or later he’s going to have a reaction to all this.