It took him several hours longer than many people predicted but Trump finally couldn’t help himself and lashed out at the Academy Awards.
Trump observers assumed it was inevitable considering Jimmy Kimmel and the room full of stars spent much of the night taking digs at his expense. Trump’s ego wouldn’t have allowed him to remain silent forever. Naturally, he took his complaints to Breitbart, the far-right propaganda ring that is owned by his own White House advisor Steve Bannon. Speaking “exclusively” with Breitbart, Trump told writer Matt Boyle that he was in some way responsible for the epic screw up that occurred at the end of the Oscars.
For those who have somehow managed to avoid hearing about it, due to a card mix up, La La Land was first named best picture only to be overturned by the real winner Moonlight. In Trump’s warped version of events, that pretty simple mistake was due to the show being focused on attacking him. A narcissist until the very end.
Trump told Breitbart News in the exclusive interview that the Oscar fail may have been avoided had Hollywood’s finest focused less on attacking him and more on getting the event’s details right.
“I think they were focused so hard on politics that they didn’t get the act together at the end,” President Trump said. “It was a little sad. 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.”
Trump failed to mention that in almost every year prior to this one, he has spent the night angrily tweeting about how much he hates the show. It seems no Academy Award ceremony is good enough for him.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2013
I don't know how much longer I can take this bullshit – so terrible! #Oscars
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 3, 2014
The Oscars are a sad joke, very much like our President. So many things are wrong!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 23, 2015
Breitbart claims that thanks to the late-night snafu at the end of the Oscars, Trump “got the last laugh.” It’s hard to see how.
Despite the embarrassing moment, the fact of the matter is: A movie about a gay black man won Best Picture. A Muslim man won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. Two foreign filmmakers – one from Syria and the other from Iran – didn’t come due to Trump’s Muslim ban and used their time on stage to slam his policy. And Jimmy Kimmel tweeted at Trump directly from the stage just so an audience that numbered in the tens of millions could laugh at him all night.
Not exactly a stunning victory for Trump.
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