Afternoon Open Thread: Donald Trump Reviews the OscarsPosted: February 25, 2013
In an appearance on “Fox & Friends” this morning, Donald Trump shared his opinions about last night’s Oscars. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black! Trump thought the Oscar set was “tacky” and the whole show was “very average.” It takes one to know one, I guess. Not unexpectedly, Trump included his long-time obsessions, reverse racism and birtherism in his critique of the Oscar contenders.
He announced that Quentin Tarrantinos’ Django was
“one of the most racist movies I’ve ever seen,” and that it was “terrible and a disgrace.
“You know, when they talk about guns and gun control, that movie– people should watch that,” he said. “You wanna talk about somebody with a problem. But, I thought it was terrible.”
Trump objected to Daniel Day Lewis winning the Oscar for “Best Actor,” because Lewis isn’t an American and speaks with a British accent.
“he’s not from this country…“I don’t think Lincoln had an English accent,” Trump said, apparently oblivious to the fact that Lincoln in the film does not speak with the same accent. “I know lots of politicians and lots of powerful people and they don’t talk like that,” he complained.
The Fox & Friends hosts agreed, adding that Lincoln was boring “like a documentary” or “a play.”
He did applaud the Academy for awarding the “Best Actor” Oscar to Ben Affeck for his role in Argo.
“I really thought that Ben Affleck was shuttered aside,” he said. “I thought that was terrible, what they did with him. He should have been up for director. I thought ‘Argo’ was very good and I was very happy that he got it.”
I think maybe he means “shunted aside.”
Here’s the video (courtesy of Mediaite).