President Donald Trump took a swipe at the lowest rated Oscars ceremony in history, hinting that they might have been a greater attraction if he was still involved in the entertainment industry.
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
The TV ratings for the 90th Academy Awards ceremony dropped to a record low of 26.5 million people, according to the Associated Press. The AP noted that this drop constituted a 20 percent loss from last year’s viewership of 33 million people.
For the first time on record, fewer than 30M people watched the Oscars. Viewership plunged 20 percent this year. https://t.co/1Zr41KXhel
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 5, 2018
LET’S REMIND JIMMY KIMMEL HE DOES NOT HAVE THE MORAL HIGH GROUND:
The 26.5 million figure demonstrates a stunning drop in Oscar viewership the tens of millions of viewers it used to garner as early as the late 2000’s. Trump has long been a critic of the Oscars saying in the past:
I don’t know how much longer I can take this bullshit – so terrible! #Oscars
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 3, 2014
I told everybody the Oscars were no good—Nielsen ratings confirmed, one of the lowest ratings in history.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 24, 2015
The Oscars are a sad joke, very much like our President. So many things are wrong!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 23, 2015