Trump blames Oscar blunder on Hollywood elites who were ‘focused so hard on politics’
President Trump said the astonishing mix-up at the end of Sunday’s Oscars ceremony happened because Hollywood’s elites were preoccupied with politics.
The president addressed the best picture blunder in an interview with Breitbart News on Monday, hours after the Oscars telecast ended in a surreal swirl of confusion.
Trump, who was at the White House during Sunday night’s Academy Awards, cast a long shadow over the ceremony in Los Angeles, where presenters and winners made numerous references — some less subtle than others — to the president and his policies without actually mentioning his name.
“I think they were focused so hard on politics that they didn’t get the act together at the end,” Trump told Breitbart News. “It was a little sad.”
Host Jimmy Kimmel also trolled Trump by name in his opening monologue and throughout the night.
“Remember last year when it seemed like the Oscars were racist?” Kimmel joked.
“This broadcast is being watched live by millions of Americans and around the world in more than 225 countries that now hate us,” he added.
The host playfully roasted Meryl Streep by calling her overrated — lampooning Trump’s criticism of the actress after she slammed him at the Golden Globes last month.
Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn’t know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes. She is a…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2017
“Meryl Streep has phoned it in in over 50 films over the course of her lackluster career,” Kimmel said during Sunday night’s show.
He continued: “This is Meryl’s 20th Oscar nomination. Made even more amazing considering the fact that she wasn’t even in a movie this year, we just wrote her name down out of habit.” He then led “a totally undeserved” round of applause for Streep, who has been nominated for more Academy Awards and Golden Globe awards than any other actor in history.
Kimmel doubled down…