Last night at his campaign rally in Colorado Springs, Trump didn’t mince words when he shared his opinion of the 2020 Academy Awards.
With a brief statement about America’s relationship with Korea, he opened the door for his discussion about the South Korean film. He admitted that he wasn’t pleased with the foreign picture winning Best Picture although he hadn’t viewed the film.
“By the way, how bad were the Academy Awards this year, did you see it?” Trump said as the crowd booed. “And the winner is a movie from South Korea — what the hell was that all about?
“We got enough problems with South Korea, with trade. On top of it, they give them the best movie of the year? Was it good? I don’t know.”
"How bad were the Academy Awards this year?" @realDonaldTrump says "we've got enough problems with South Korea" and lists off some of his favorite movies.— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) February 21, 2020
"Can we get Gone with the Wind back please? Sunset Boulevard … "
He called Brad Pitt "a little wise guy." pic.twitter.com/PKZM3NzYUJ
After mocking the foreign film, Trump moved on to famed actor who won Best Supporting Actor for his role in “Once Upon a Time In Hollywood.”
“And then you have Brad Pitt, I was never a big fan of his,” Trump said. “He got up, said a little wise guy thing. He’s a little wise guy.”
During Pitt’s acceptance speech, he cracked a joke referencing former National Security Adviser John Bolton who didn’t testify during Trump’s impeachment trial.
“They told me I only have 45 seconds up here, which is 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week,” Pitt said in his speech. “I’m thinking maybe (director) Quentin (Tarantino) does a movie about it. In the end, the adults do the right thing.”
After the award ceremony, Pitt offered an explanation for the joke.
“I was really disappointed with this week, and I think when gamesmanship trumps doing the right thing, it’s a sad day, and I don’t think we should let it slide,” he said. “And I’m very serious about that.”
Although Pitt has yet to respond to Trump’s recent remarks, the film studio for “Parasite,” Neon, wasted no time tweeting a response, “Understandable, he can’t read.”