The Oscars this past Sunday were memorable for many things: Viola Davis finally won herself an Academy Award, Nicole Kidman couldn’t clap Taraji P. Henson was the ultimate seat-filler. All of that was overshadowed though when the Academy Award for Best Picture mistakenly went to La La Land when the actual winner was Suicide Squad. Just kidding, guys, it was Moonlight—but Suicide Squad is now an Oscar-winning film, too.
Regarding the mishap, accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, which has overseen the ballot-counting process for 83 years and took ultimate responsibility for the flub, partner Brian Cullinan handed the backup Best Actress envelope to presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway instead of the envelope for Best Picture. This gaffe is already being hailed as one of the biggest mishaps in the show’s history.
Though this was devastating to those behind La La Land, who had their trophy ripped from out of their hands in front 32.9 million viewers, the talent involved in both films were found hugging and congratulating each other on stage amid the chaos. So it’s all just water under the bridge, guys. Well, unless you’re President Donald Trump, who has another theory about what had happened.
In an exclusive interview with Breitbart (because, of course), the president said, in the most Donald-Trump-on-Twitter way possible, that he “thinks [the Academy Awards] were focused so hard on politics that they didn’t get the act together at the end…It was a little sad.” He believes politics “took away from the glamour of the Oscars” and that it “didn’t feel like a very glamorous evening.” He then told the outlet that he himself has been to the Oscars, noting “there was something very special missing, and then to end that way was sad.”
But that’s not all. On Fox & Friends this morning, Trump placed his foot further down his gullet when he said, “Look, it just seems like the other side, whenever they’re losing badly, they always pull out the race card. I’ve watched it for years. I watched it against Ronald Reagan, I’ve watched it against so many other people. And they always like pulling out the race card.”
So here we are again, readers, reporting on Donald Trump, the president who routinely spews falsities and ludicrous statements your own racist grandfather would never dare say to anybody outside of his own family. Are you sick of him yet? Jon Stewart definitely is, and made a surprise appearance on Late Night With Stephen Colbert Monday evening to urge the media to break up with Trump. As his baby blues found the correct camera, Stewart instructs the media to “Kick. Him. To. The. Curb.”
“It’s time for you to get your groove back,” he said. The breakup is not going to be easy, he warns, what with Trump swiping ‘far right’ with Breitbart and all, but he thinks this breakup is necessary; that it’s the best thing to ever happen to the media. But what’s the media to do when they aren’t busy writing about Trump? “Take up a hobby,” Stewart suggests behind a smirk. “I recommend journalism.”
See the full video below.