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Trump Says Oscars Mess Happened Because Everyone Was Too Busy Trashing Him To 'Get The Act Together'

Donald and Melania (with an uncomfortable-looking Helena Bonham Carter) at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards in 2011. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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On Monday, President Donald Trump finally broke his silence on the Oscars. The president, as anyone who watched the telecast or just happens to be good at guessing obvious things knows, was the subject of several pointed messages and quite a few jokes during the ceremony. At one point, host Jimmy Kimmel even tried to goad our Twitter-happy Commander-in-Chief into comment, composing a series of live tweets to the leader of the free world from the Oscar stage:

In a turn of events that was arguably even more shocking than the Patriots surprise Super Bowl victory, but still not as shocking as the Best Picture Fiasco of 2017, The Donald declined to respond via Twitter. Perhaps he likes to reserve that medium for setting foreign policy? Too soon to tell!

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Instead of Twitter, the president took to his personal Pravda, Breitbart News, to speak out on the evening. In an exclusive interview with Breitbart (which was formerly run by top dog Trump advisor Steve Bannon—what a funny, totally unrelated coincidence!) Trump discussed the Best Picture mix-up, and asserted his theory that it had probably happened because everyone at the Oscars was so busy attacking him that they forgot to do their jobs.

“I think they were focused so hard on politics that they didn’t get the act together at the end,” President Trump told Breitbart. “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.”

We're actually pretty sure the mistake had to do with Warren Beatty being handed the wrong envelope, but you say the entire world revolves around me tomato, we say toh-mah-toe...

"The awful mistake," as Breitbart puts it, "came after hours of Trump-bashing by the Hollywood elites, who hammered the president in joke after joke. Now, the president has got the last laugh as he hammers Hollywood for its epic fail." Wow. The best part about having a free press is that Breitbart can say that, and we can say What the actual fuck, and still have jobs... At least for now!

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