Trump scoffs at ‘Parasite’s’ Oscar win

US President Donald Trump gestures as he holds a campaign rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado February 20, 2020. — Reuters pic
US President Donald Trump gestures as he holds a campaign rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado February 20, 2020. — Reuters pic

COLORADO SPRINGS, Feb 21 — President Donald Trump yesterday scorned the best picture Oscar for South Korean film Parasite, asking how a foreign movie could get the honour.

“How bad was the Academy Awards this year?” Trump asked the crowd at a packed reelection campaign rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

“We got enough problems with South Korea, with trade. On top of it, they give them the best movie of the year?” Trump asked in disbelief.

Parasite, a dark comedy exploring class divides, made history by becoming the first non-English-language film to win Hollywood’s biggest annual prize.

Saying “was it good? I don’t know,” Trump seemed to indicate he had not watched the film.

Trump, whose presidency has been built on a nationalist “America first” slogan, said it was time to bring back classics from Hollywood’s golden age.

“Let’s get Gone With the Wind. Can we get Gone With the Wind back please? Sunset Boulevard?” he said.

Trump also took a crack at Best Supporting Actor winner Brad Pitt, calling him “a little wiseguy.” Pitt used his award acceptance speech to support the impeachment of Trump. — AFP

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