At his Thursday campaign rally in Colorado Springs, President Trump mocked this year’s Best Picture Academy Award winner, “Parasite,” took aim at actor Brad Pitt, and blasted his Democratic rivals’ performance at the debate in Nevada.
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The Oscars: President Trump made fun of this year’s Oscars ceremony for giving the Best Picture Academy Award to a South Korean movie.
“How bad were the Academy Awards this year?” he asked, prompting jeers from the crowd. “Did you see it?”
Trump goes off on the Oscars for giving Best Picture to Parasite because it’s a South Korean movie pic.twitter.com/GUGKdExTbw
— Claudia Koerner (@ClaudiaKoerner) February 21, 2020
“The winner is… a movie from South Korea! What the hell was that all about? “We got enough problems with South Korea with trade. On top of that, they give them best movie of the year? Was it good? I don’t know. Let’s get ‘Gone With the Wind.’ Can we get ‘Gone With the Wind’ back, please?” he continued, referencing the 1939 movie that swept eight Oscar wins in 1940, including Best Picture.
“So many great movies… the winner is from South Korea! I thought it was best foreign film, right? Best foreign movie. Did this ever happen before?”
It hasn’t. “Parasite” is the first non-English-language that won the Oscar for best picture and the first South Korean film to have won an Oscar.
The president then took a jab at Brad Pitt and his speech at the ceremony, in which the actor criticized the Senate for not calling former National Security Advisor John Bolton to testify in the impeachment proceedings.
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“And then you have Brad Pitt. I was never a big fan of his. He got up and gave a little wise guy statement,” the president said.
The response: The Democratic National Committee and NEON, the U.S. distribution company for “Parasite,” shot back.
Parasite is a foreign movie about how oblivious the ultra-rich are about the struggles of the working class, and it requires two hours of reading subtitles. Of course Trump hates it. pic.twitter.com/WOl6Zou1CG
— DNC War Room (@DNCWarRoom) February 21, 2020
— NEON (@neonrated) February 21, 2020
Democrats: The president gave a damning critique of this week’s Democratic primary debate in Las Vegas, Nevada. He first declared that former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, whom he referred to as “Mini Mike,” “didn’t do so well last night.”
“I was going to send him a note, saying, ‘It’s not easy doing what I do, is it?’” the president said.
He then poked fun at Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) for asking former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, if he was trying to call her “dumb” when criticizing her about forgetting Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s name during an interview.
— Reuters (@Reuters) February 21, 2020
“How about Klobuchar, did you see her? She choked. She said, ‘Are you accusing me of being dumb?’ Who would make a statement like that? … That was the end of her campaign in my book. You don’t say that, even if it’s true,” the president told the crowd.
He also called Buttigieg “Alfred E. Neuman” again, referencing the Mad magazine character.
“It looks like Bernie, doesn’t it?” Trump said at one point during his rally in Colorado Springs, Colo. “Crazy Bernie.”
The Trump administration and the re-election campaign: The president touted the U.S. economy, as well as the trade deals he has signed with Mexico, Canada, and several other countries, and criticized Colorado for its immigration policies.
He confidently stated that his campaign will “win Colorado in a landslide … And you’re going to help us get Cory Gardner across that line because he’s been with us 100 percent. There was no waver.”
Several special guests also took the stage, including Colorado’s Republican congressmen, Donald Trump Jr., and Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White.
“There was a dangerous thing that happened in 2016. It was the normalization of socialism by Bernie Sanders,” Gardner said last night.
The rally is part of a three-rally tour of Western states, which will finish in Nevada on Friday, before the state’s Democratic caucuses.
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