Trump tears into the Oscars for ‘promoting the Democrats’ and demands a name change and says ‘go back 15 years where it wasn’t so politically correct and boring’
- Former President Donald Trump mocked the Oscars for receiving the lowest ratings in history
- In a statement sent out Tuesday he suggested the failure was intertwined with Hollywood promoting the Democratic Party
- Trump also said the Oscars needed to be referred again to as the Academy Awards calling it a more ‘elegant’ choice
- He also called on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to bring back a host for the show
- ‘These television people spend all their time thinking about how to promote the Democrat Party,’ Trump complained
- The former president has long held a grudge against the Oscars and made fun of the program’s ratings
- He did so in 2019 tweeting, ‘Problem is, we don’t have Stars anymore – except your President (just kidding, of course)!’
In a statement sent out mid-day Tuesday, Trump also said the Oscars should revert to the classier name, the Academy Awards.
‘What used to be called The Academy Awards, and now is called the “Oscars” – a far less important and elegant name – had the lowest Television Ratings in recorded history, even much lower than last year, which set another record low,’ Trump wrote.
Former President Donald Trump mocked the Oscars for receiving the lowest ratings in history in a statement Tuesday
Trump sent out a statement through is PAC that mocked the Oscars’ low ratings, said the name should always be the Academy Awards and a host should be brought back
The ‘OSCARS’ sign is on display outside Union Station in Los Angeles, the art deco gem where this year’s Academy Awards took place. In his statement, Trump said the show should be called the Academy Awards and not the Oscars
This year’s Oscars (pictured) received the lowest ratings in show history, which Deadline said represented a 58 per cent drop from the already low ratings of last year
‘If they keep with the current ridiculous formula, it will only get worse – if that’s possible,’ the ex-president continued.
The Nielsen ratings for Sunday night’s 93rd Academy Awards showed only 9.85 million tuned in – an all-time low for the movie awards show.
That’s a 58 per cent drop in terms of audience compared to the 2020 Oscars, which also suffered from low ratings, according to Deadline.
In the key demographic for advertisers, viewers ages 18 through 49, the ratings fell 64.2 per cent since the 2020 show.
‘Go back 15 years, look at the formula they then used, change the name back to THE ACADEMY AWARDS, don’t be so politically correct and boring, and do it right,’ Trump urged.
‘ALSO, BRING BACK A GREAT HOST,’ he encouraged.
Since 2019, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hasn’t had a host at the show.
‘These television people spend all their time thinking about how to promote the Democrat Party, which is destroying our Country, and cancel Conservatives and Republicans,’ Trump concluded. ‘That formula certainly hasn’t worked very well for The Academy!’
The ex-president sent out the statement about the Sunday night show to his Save America PAC press list on Tuesday.
Trump has long grumbled about the Oscars and used to take to Twitter to air out his gripes, before being removed from the platform in January on the heels of the MAGA riot on Capitol Hill.
In 2019, for example, he tweeted about the ‘lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY.’
‘Problem is, we don’t have Stars anymore – except your President (just kidding, of course)!’