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Trump mocks record-low Oscars ratings: ‘We don’t have Stars anymore – except your President’

As we’re done with the entire hullabaloo surrounding the Oscars, and celebrated Garry Oldman’s win in the Oscars, there is one man who was rating the most prestigious awards of the world as ‘the lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY’, the President of USA, Donald Trump.

Mr Trump created a furore after his tweet saying this Oscars was “the lowest rated Oscars in History”.

The 90th Academy Awards on Sunday was the least watched in Oscars history with only 26.5 million viewers, representing a 19% drop from last year’s ceremony.

Trump said the “problem” with the Oscars’ ratings was that he was the only “star” nowadays.
Trump tweeted: “Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY. Problem is, we don’t have Stars anymore – except your President (just kidding, of course)!”

Trump’s tweets fit into a well-established pattern of him criticising Hollywood on Twitter. In January of last year, as president-elect, Trump called Meryl Streep ” one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood,” after Streep criticized Trump in a speech at the Golden Globes.

On the front of Oscars’ ratings, a number of factors could have played into the show’s drop this year.

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