During Thursday’s campaign rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado, President Donald Trump criticized the Oscar-winning Korean film Parasite and took aim at fellow award winner Brad Pitt during a speech that targeted recent events in pop culture.
Speaking at the podium in front of his supporters, Trump asked, “How bad were the Academy Awards this year?” He went on to say, “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.”
Continued Trump, “I thought it was ‘best foreign film,’ no?” as a reference to how the category was previously referred before it became known as best international feature film.
Neon, the U.S. distributor for the pic, responded minutes later in a tweet, saying, “Understandable, he can’t read.”
Trump later brought up another Oscar winner from this year’s awards ceremony, which took place earlier this month. Referring to best supporting actor winner Brad Pitt of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Trump said, “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.”
In the actor’s acceptance speech, Pitt reflected on his childhood and early start in the film business before briefly mentioning the end of Trump’s impeachment trial. “They told me I only have 45 seconds up here, which is 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week.” He continued, “I’m thinking maybe Quentin [Tarantino] does a movie about it. In the end, the adults do the right thing.”Source: Trump Rips ‘Parasite’ Oscars Win and Brad Pitt in Colorado Rally Rant