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Trump Makes Oscars ‘Best Picture’ Flub About Him

He didn't tweet about the Academy Awards, as host Jimmy Kimmel tried to goad him into doing during Sunday's live broadcast, but in an “exclusive” Oval Office interview with—who else?—Breitbart, President Trump officially weighed in on the awkward Best Picture fiasco that ended the night. And somehow, he managed to make the whole thing about himself. “I think they were focused so hard on politics that they didn’t get the act together at the end,” Trump said of the envelope snafu that led La La Land to be announced as “Best Picture” instead of actual winner Moonlight. “It was a little sad. It took away from the glamour of the Oscars. It didn’t feel like a very glamorous evening. I’ve been to the Oscars. There was something very special missing, and then to end that way was sad.” Trump’s sycophantic interviewer, Matt Boyle, noted how the show’s politics consisted of “hours of Trump-bashing.”

In a subsequent interview set to air on Fox & Friends Tuesday morning, Trump added, “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. In fact I did much better than many other… Republicans in the last election. I did much better with Hispanics, I did much better with African Americans.” During his opening monologue Kimmel thanked Trump before saying, “Remember last year when it seemed like the Oscars were racist?”