President Trump took to Twitter Tuesday, and hit out at the virtue signaling Hollywood crowd following the Oscars, which were once again centered around attacking anyone and anything that doesn’t fit the narrow viewpoint of hypocritical celebrities.
“Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY. Problem is, we don’t have Stars anymore – except your President (just kidding, of course)!” Trump tweeted.
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
According to the Associated Press, the viewership of the 2018 Academy Awards dropped 20 percent from last year’s show, which scored 33 million viewers.
The total viewership this year was a record-low 26.5 million. It marks the first time the awards event has reached fewer than 30 million people.
The ceremony was once again highly politicized, with shots taken at Trump, Mike Pence and the NRA throughout the entire broadcast.
The only time a vaguely conservative sentiment was expressed, when actor Gary Oldman thanked ‘America’ after his win for Best Actor as Winston Churchill in “The Darkest Hour,” the crowd seemed confused and fell silent.
“I’ve lived in America for the longest time, and I am deeply grateful to her for the loves and the friendships I have made and the many wonderful gifts it has given me,” Oldman said at the very beginning of his speech. “My home. My livelihood. My family and now Oscar.”
No one applauded.
But they did applaud when Jimmy Kimmel said Trump’s favorite film was ‘Get Out’ because he thought it was about immigrants.
It wasn’t just far right media types offended by the self-righteous preaching. Most Democrats I know said they couldn’t watch more than a few minutes of the moral preening. https://t.co/iNmtXcVUhB
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) March 6, 2018
Leftists on Twitter were triggered by Trump’s declaration of himself as the only star left:
He's got jokes! https://t.co/SQjO1qyZJD
— Becca Rotenberg (@BeccaRotenberg) March 6, 2018
Meanwhile, the White House is working on a statement about the North Korea-South Korea summit announcement. https://t.co/SnbfNGZHJz
— Elizabeth Landers (@ElizLanders) March 6, 2018
This reads like Trump died in his sleep last night and his staff are frantically trying to maintain the illusion that he's still alive because they are all terrified of having Commander Pence as a boss. https://t.co/GGx1s6Zba3
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) March 6, 2018
OH: "Executive time is off the chain today" https://t.co/rVi9BHM034
— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) March 6, 2018
Strap in folks, there's nothing on POTUS's (public) schedule until 2 PM https://t.co/I044ZnNizb
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) March 6, 2018
[narrator voice]: He isn't kidding https://t.co/IOn2SOpQEI
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) March 6, 2018
I think it's great we live in hell https://t.co/mijSNMSnzi
— Patrick Blanchfield (@PatBlanchfield) March 6, 2018
Tweeting about the things that really matter https://t.co/gBoo5Mwko6
— Emily C. Singer (@CahnEmily) March 6, 2018