The attacks on President Donald Trump and his administration started before host Jimmy Kimmel even took the stage Sunday at the 90th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California.
It started with a black and white video ahead of the show mocking Trump’s Twitter usage, among other things.
“Why look, it’s Armie Hammer. Armie was born when a witch put a curse on a Ken doll. And Chadwick Boseman. The king of Wakanda. Imagine, a country with a black leader, wouldn’t that be swell,” Jimmy Kimmel explained in the voice over.
“It’s Gary Oldman. If you loved Gary in ‘Forrest Gump,’ you’re thinking of Gary Sinise. And wow, the stunning Lupita Nyong’o. She was born in Mexico and raised in Kenya. Let the tweet storm from the president’s toilet begin,” he added. “And now, your host for the ceremony, he presided over the most calamitous finale in Oscar’s history. Will he spoil it one more time?”
After Kimmel took the stage he had to take another jab at the president and then Vice President Mike Pence.
“None other than President Trump called ‘Get Out’ the best three-quarters of a movie this year,” the host of the Oscars explained.
A short time later it was Pence’s turn.
“Of the nine best picture nominees, only two of them made more than $100 million,” Kimmel said. “That’s not the point. We don’t make films like ‘Call Me By Your Name’ to make money. We make them to upset Mike Pence. Right?”
“If the last two years have taught us anything, it’s that reality can be depressing,” the host shared. “But tonight’s dominated documentary shows us where there is darkness, there is also hope, except at the White House. Hope [Hicks] quit on Wednesday.”