While on a campaign rally in Colorado on Thursday, US President Donald Trump scrutinized the Oscar-winning South Korean film Parasite and even took a dig at Best Supporting Actor Oscar recipient Brad Pitt, earning boos from the crowd according to a news portal.
Trump begun ranting about the 92nd Academy Awards at the podium saying, “How bad were the Academy Awards this year? And the winner is… a movie from South Korea! What the hell was that all that about? We’ve got enough problems with South Korea, with trade. On top of that, they give them the best movie of the year. Was it good? I don’t know. Let’s get Gone With the Wind back, please? Sunset Boulevard. So many great movies.”
“I thought it was ‘best foreign film,’ no?” expressing his disapproval of the recently changed category title (because of Parasite) best international feature film.
The US Distributor of Parasite, Neon immediately took to Twitter to clap back at Trump saying, “Understandable, he can’t read.”
During an interview with the news portal, Tom Quinn co-founder of Neon was asked about how Parasite may not win ‘Best Picture’ as it is not an American film. “I don’t know,” Quinn said. “That sounds a lot like a Trump tweet. So it doesn’t make any sense.”
Trump then went on to rant about Once Upon a time in Hollywood actor Brad Pitt. “And then you have Brad Pitt, I was never a big fan of his. He got up, said a little wise guy thing. He’s a little wise guy,” Trump said.
Pitt made a reference to Trump’s impeachment during the speech. “They told me I only have 45 seconds up here, which is 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week.” Pitt said. “I’m thinking maybe Quentin Tarantino does a movie about it. In the end, the adults do the right thing.”
Picking up a copy of Time magazine Trump calls a journalist “Trump hater.”
“I won’t use her name because it’ll make her too famous,” he added.
“Time magazine, they don’t like me. I don’t like them either, by the way,” Trump continued.
“This year I got beaten out by Greta Thunberg. You know Greta?” he asked as he got booed by the crowd according to a news portal. Greta Thunberg was named Time’s Person of the Year in December 2019.
“Last year I got beaten out, but when the world revolves around one of us, we should be chosen,” he further added.