Donald Trump issues bizarre statement ranting about the Oscars

APTOPIX 93rd Academy Awards - Arrivals (ASSOCIATED PRESS)
APTOPIX 93rd Academy Awards - Arrivals (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Donald Trump is keeping busy.

Writing from The Office of the Former President, Mr Trump mocked the Academy Award’s ratings, complained it’s boring and politically correct, and said the TV people spent all their time promoting a political party “destroying our Country”.

The 129-word statement direct from Mar-a-Lago came after the 93rd annual award ceremony reportedly recorded its lowest ratings on record, dropping 58.3 per cent from 14 million last year to 9.85 million viewers Sunday night.

“What used to be called The Academy Awards, and now is called the ‘Oscars’ —a far less important and elegant name—had the lowest Television Ratings in recorded history, even much lower than last year, which set another record low,” Mr Trump began.

The statement was quickly mocked online.

Mr Trump’s Oscar's scorn predates the 2021 event. Last year he took offence at South Korean filmParasite taking the top award, asking a rally “What the hell was that all about?”

“We’ve 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,” he said.

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