Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday fired back at President Donald Trump for attacking the Oscars.
Trump bashed Sunday’s telecast on ABC for its record-setting dismal viewership, tweeting that the problem with the Oscars is “we don’t have Stars anymore,” except for him.
Viewership of Sunday’s Academy Awards broadcast plunged to a record-low viewership of 26.5 million people. That’s a 20 percent drop from the 33 million people who watched last year’s show, According to the Nielsen company.
Nielsen also notes that the Oscars faced strong competition from several blockbuster films, including “Black Panther.”
“Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY. Problem is, we don’t have Stars anymore – except your President (just kidding, of course)!” Trump tweeted Tuesday.
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
Kimmell fired back tweeting: “Thanks, lowest rated President in HISTORY.”
Thanks, lowest rated President in HISTORY. https://t.co/E01UgDaZ3T
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) March 6, 2018
Kimmel, a frequent critic of Trump, directed only a handful of Oscars one-liners at the commander in chief, focusing much of his opening monologue on the anti-sexual harassment “Me Too” and “Time’s Up” movements.
In one Trump jab, Kimmel quipped, “None other than President Trump called ‘Get Out’ the best first three-quarters of a movie this year.”
A survey of experts released last month found Trump ranked dead last among the nation’s presidents.