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Trump: Oscar Mix-Up Happened Because The Focus Was On Attacking Me

28/02/2017 3:50 AM IST | Updated 28/02/2017 11:05 PM IST
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Donald Trump has an explanation for Sunday night’s Oscar flub that is straight out of la la land.

The president claims the organizers spent too much time focusing on attacking him rather than working on getting the details of the show right.

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

Some of host Jimmy Kimmel’s jokes that hit the president hardest include: 

“This broadcast is being watched live by millions of Americans and around the world in more than 225 countries that now hate us.”

And this one: 

“I want to say thank you to President Trump. I mean, remember last year when it seemed like the Oscars were racist? That’s gone. Thanks to him.”

And, yeah, this too: 

“Some of you will get to come up here on this stage tonight and give a speech that the president of the United States will tweet about in ALL CAPS during his 5 a.m. bowel movement tomorrow, and I think that’s pretty darn excellent, if you ask me.”

Despite Trump’s alternative facts, the accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers, which tallies the Oscar ballots and holds the envelopes backstage, is taking full blame for last night’s shocking Oscar ending, in which “La La Land” was initially announced as best picture winner rather than “Moonlight.” It issued this statement to The Hollywood Reporter:

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