President Donald Trump has taken a swipe at the Oscars, blaming Sunday’s low Oscar ratings on a lack of star power.
“Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY,” Trump tweeted on Tuesday. “Problem is, we don’t have stars anymore—except your president (just kidding, of course)!”
Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the 90th Academy Awards, fired back at the president’s comments.
“Thanks, lowest rated President in HISTORY,” he wrote.
The Oscar viewership hit an all-time low on Sunday. According to the Los Angeles Times, 26.5 million viewers tuned into the 90th Academy Awards—a nearly 20% drop compared to last year.
Then again, Trump probably didn’t like the jokes told about him on Sunday. During the opening monologue, Kimmel said “Donald Trump called Get Out the best first three-quarters of a movie this year.”
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
Thanks, lowest rated President in HISTORY. https://t.co/E01UgDaZ3T
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) March 6, 2018