Here's Jimmy Kimmel's Comeback For Trump's Tweet About The Lowest-Rated Oscars
The 90th Oscars has garnered a fairly low viewership of 26.5 million on Sunday, which is 19 percent lower than that of last year.
President Donald Trump did not pass on the opportunity to joke about the said event, saying that Oscars' lower rating is because celebrities today are not the "stars" they used to be back in the day.
"Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY. Problem is, we don't have Stars anymore — except your President (just kidding, of course)!" President Trump tweeted on Tuesday as results of the Oscars rating went public.
Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel picked up the president's tweet and responded in the same manner Trump did.
"Thanks, lowest rated President in HISTORY," Kimmel wrote.
President Trump is known for throwing negative comments on celebrities and the apparent culture of elitism in Hollywood. This is despite the fact that he has worked in the entertainment industry prior to him being seated in the White House.
Based on the current Gallup survey, Trump received a 39 percent approval rating for the Feb. 26 to March 4 period, which means that 61 percent of Americans disapprove of his leadership.
Historically, the average rating for U.S. presidents in an 80-year period since 1938 is 53 percent.
Trump indeed scored the lowest rating so far, followed by Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama at 46 and 49 percent, respectively. Meanwhile, John Kennedy got the highest approval score of 79 percent in March 1962 prior to his assassination.
Politics In Oscars
During his hosting role at the Academy Awards, Kimmel briefly discussed a few social and political issues, including the recent Parkland school shooting in February.
The 50-year-old comedian also called out Trump for what it appears to be his dislike for actress Lupita Nyong'o, whose family is a native of Kenya.
In 2017, Trump tagged The Devil Wears Prada veteran actress Meryl Streep the "most overrated actress in Hollywood" following her politically inclined speech in the 89th Oscars.
The Oscars' telecast continues to slide down on four consecutive years since 2014, which then managed to reach 43.7 million viewers. This year's theme is focused on the #MeToo, Time's Up, and Never Again campaigns, which advocate against sexual abuses in the entertainment business.
Kimmel, who is known for a satirical approach in tackling trending issues, did not fail to call out the White House in his opening dialogue at the Oscars.
He even joked that Trump commented on Get Out is the "best first three-quarters of a movie this year."