Trump, Kimmel Trade Jabs On Oscars Night

Former President Donald Trump went after the host of last night’s Oscars awards, Jimmy Kimmel, calling him a “washed up talent” among other insults.

“Has there EVER been a WORSE HOST than Jimmy Kimmel at The Oscars. His opening was that of a less than average person trying too hard to be something which he is not, and never can be,” Trump wrote.

Trump had a lot more to say about Kimmel and the way he hosted the awards ceremony, but in the end, he urged ABC to fire Jimmy Kimmel and find someone to replace him.

Kimmel fired back at Trump during the ceremony, going so far as to discuss Trump’s post from the stage.

“Thank you, President Trump. Thank you for watching. I’m surprised … isn’t it past your jail time?” Kimmel snapped back.

According to USA Today, “The Oscar broadcast didn’t feel like anybody’s biggest night. It felt small, unimportant, skippable. It didn’t get anywhere close to the urgency or relevancy of the nominated films.”

The broadcast did not even start on time, actually beginning five minutes late, and then, according to USA Today it was “only downhill from there.”

Ratings for the Oscars have plummeted from the show’s peak in the 1960s when it enjoyed a 45.8 rating. In 2023 the rating was down at 9.8 and that number is not expected to be much higher when the numbers come out for 2024.

Donald Trump’s post may have garnered more views than the show itself.

In his post about Kimmel, Trump asked ABC to replace him with another “washed up but cheap” ABC personality.

“Get rid of Kimmel and perhaps replace him with another washed up, but cheap, ABC ‘talent,’ George Slopanopoulos. He would make everybody on stage look bigger, stronger, and more glamorous,” Trump continued, bringing George Stephanopoulos into the conversation.

Trump ended his post by bashing the Oscars: “Also a really bad politically correct show tonight, and for years – Disjointed, boring, and very unfair. Why don’t they just give the Oscars to those that deserve them. Maybe that way their audience and TV ratings will come back from the depths.”

Based on the most recent ratings, Trump might have a point.