President Trump mocks Oscars yet again: A brief Twitter history

Guillermo del Toro was the king of Hollywood on Sunday night, after winning Best Director and having The Shape of Water named Best Picture at the 90th Academy Awards. Nonetheless, the show itself wasn’t a ratings triumph, posting the lowest viewer numbers in its history. And that fact didn’t go unnoticed by President Trump, who was the subject of host Jimmy Kimmel’s barbs and whose policies were blasted in more than a few victory speeches. 

In typical Trump fashion, the president took to his favorite medium to rail against the show and one his favorite targets: Hollywood.


Trump, who has used Twitter to slam the likes of Alec Baldwin and Oprah Winfrey in recent days, never holds back when it comes to showbiz’s top galas. During the past few years, he’s made sure to find time to lambaste the Oscars, Golden Globes, and Emmys for any number of perceived slights, including his infamous tweets from last year about Meryl Streep, whom he once adored but then naturally turned against when she used her stage time (during her acceptance speech for the Golden Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille Award) to directly censure the newly elected president.

In 2015, he said about the Oscars:

Plus, he also had this really-not-good idea on Instagram:

And in 2014, he live-tweeted the Oscars by “popular(extremely) demand,” which resulted in such eloquent and compassionate comments as:

Trump’s distaste for Hollywood awards traces back to 2012, when he famously groused about his inability to win an Emmy, and claimed he knew exactly why.

Some things have never changed.

Update: It didn’t take long for Kimmel to clap back at Trump’s post-Oscar tweet.

Watch Jimmy Kimmel’s full opening Oscar monologue:

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