According to Donald Trump, the low ratings for the Academy Awards on Sunday night was due to a lack of celebrity status at the ceremonies. On Tuesday, Trump took to Twitter to slam the event and stated – a confirmed fact we might add, “lowest rated Oscars in History.”
He went on to say, “the Problem is, we don’t have stars anymore – except your president.” TV ratings have been declining steadily ever since the rise of streaming services such as Crave and Netflix, however, some have noted the political rhetoric at the ceremonies and among Hollywood stars is alienating viewers.
Be that as it may, Jimmy Kimmel – who frequently spars with the president and hosted the 90th Annual Awards – was one of the first celebs to hit back at the embattled president.
In a parody of the Chief-In-Command’s original tweet, Jimmel stated, “Thanks, lowest rated President in HISTORY.” According to a report from Los Angeles Times, the Oscars had a drop in viewership by about 20% in comparison to last year.
In 2018, around 26.5 million viewers tuned in to see the stars on the red carpet, which is still a lot, but also a significant decline from the past.
Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY. Problem is, we don’t have Stars anymore – except your President (just kidding, of course)!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 6, 2018
If you watched the Academy Awards, Jimmy repeatedly took shots at Donald in his opening monologue. The host claimed Donald Trump said the film, Get Out, was “the best three-quarters of a movie this year.”
The host went on to slam vice-president Mike Pence as well. Kimmel, while referencing the movie, Call Me By Your Name, said their purpose is not to make money but to make fun of people like Mike Pence.
Thanks, lowest rated President in HISTORY. https://t.co/E01UgDaZ3T
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) March 6, 2018
As you may know, this comment from Trump towards other celebrities isn’t the only time the politician has attacked people in the entertainment industry.
The Trump Hotel owner has repeatedly got into spats online including with people like Rosie O’Donnell as well as Alec Baldwin. The president previously mocked Baldwin on Twitter for the actor stating that to have to portray Trump was “agony.”