Jimmy Kimmel Reminds Donald Trump of His Own Low Ratings After Oscars Tweet
Donald Trump took to Twitter (naturally) to make fun of the historically low viewership for Sunday's Oscars, and host Jimmy Kimmel replied, reminding the president of some of his own low ratings.
The 90th annual Academy Awards drew an all-time low 26.5 million viewers this year, a 19 percent drop from last year. Trump -- who has an aversion to Hollywood and its "elitism," despite rubbing elbows with the entertainment industry for the past three decades -- tweeted his take on the matter: "Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY. Problem is, we don’t have Stars anymore - except your President (just kidding, of course)!"
Kimmel swiftly replied with an allusion to Trump's own rating issues, mimicking the president's laissez faire use of the caps lock: "Thanks, lowest rated President in HISTORY." According to FiveThirtyEight, President Trump's current approval rating sits at 40.4 percent, with 54.3 percent of Americans polled disapproving of the job he's doing.
The late-night host mainly stuck to Hollywood's own diversity issues during his opening monologue at the ceremony, though he did save time for a few Trump jabs, including his assumed dislike for immigrant actress Lupita Nyong’o and his probable misunderstanding of the racially based horror-comedy Get Out.
Last year, the president called Meryl Streep one of the "most over-rated actresses in Hollywood" after her pointed and politically charged Oscars speech.
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