Former reality TV star Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday that the problem with the Oscars is “we don’t have Stars anymore” — except for him. Just kidding, the president hastened to add.
Viewership of Sunday’s Academy Awards broadcast plunged to a record-low of 26.5 million people.
According to the Nielsen company, that’s a 20 percent drop from the 33 million people who watched last year’s show.
Trump tweeted on Tuesday: “Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY. Problem is, we don’t have Stars anymore – except your President (just kidding, of course)!”
Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY. Problem is, we don’t have Stars anymore – except your President (just kidding, of course)!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 6, 2018
Sunday’s broadcast included a few barbs that host Jimmy Kimmel directed at the White House.
Kimmel clapped back at Trump on Twitter saying: “Thanks, lowest rated President in HISTORY.”
Thanks, lowest rated President in HISTORY. https://t.co/E01UgDaZ3T
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) March 6, 2018