President Donald Trump speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference, when he said:
“I’ve been to the Oscars. There was something very special missing, and then to end that way was sad,” the president said in an interview with Breitbart.”
President Trump on Monday afternoon gave an interview to Breitbart News, the right-wing outlet where Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon was executive chairman prior to joining the White House.
“I think they were focused so hard on politics that they didn’t get the act together at the end,” Trump told Breitbart reporter Matthew Boyle. “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.”
The president was referencing the remarkable turn of events that occurred when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway presented the best picture Oscar on Sunday. La La Land was originally read as the victor before it was belatedly corrected to Moonlight after significant confusion.
Trump was a topic of conversation during the 89th Academy Awards. Just minutes into the show, host Jimmy Kimmel was poking fun at the president.
“I want to say thank you to President Trump. Remember last year when it seemed like the Oscars were racist? That’s gone, thanks to him,” said host Jimmy Kimmel in his monologue.
Later in the show, Kimmel pretended to kick out reporters from some outlets which have drawn anger from the Trump administration.