Watch Jimmy Kimmel Troll Donald Trump on Twitter While Hosting 2017 Oscars

Jimm Kimmel during the 89th Oscars on Feb. 26, 2017.
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Jimm Kimmel during the 89th Oscars on Feb. 26, 2017. 

First-time Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel mocked Donald Trump during his opening monologue and kept the barbs coming later in the show. One memorable bit focused on the source of many of the President’s famous fumbles: Twitter.  

Knowing the thin-skinned Trump is easily offended by televised entertainment, Kimmel had his cell phone displayed on the Oscars' big screen and, in real time, tweeted at the POTUS:

@realDonaldTrump #Merylsayshi

The second tweet, of course, refers to Meryl Streep, who joined Kimmel in saying hello while wondering if Trump's Twitter fingers were ready. 

Are we in for a Trump tweet about how the “failing” Oscars need to tell all their celebrities to stop criticizing the excellent President who is definitely doing an excellent job? We’ll see! 

Watch Kimmel’s bit below:

2017 Academy Awards



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