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  • Trump jokes about low ratings for Oscars broadcast

  • President Donald Trump says the problem with the Oscars is "we don't have Stars anymore," except for him. He adds that he's kidding about that. Viewership of Sunday's Academy Awards broadcast plunged to a record-low viewership of 26.5 million people. Trump tweeted Tuesday: "Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY. Problem is, we don't have Stars anymore - except your President (just kidding, of course)!" Sunday's broadcast included a few barbs that host Jimmy Kimmel directed toward the White House.

, Host Jimmy Kimmel, left, speaks with a member of the movie theater audience on screen via satellite at the Oscars on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

06 of March 2018 14:44:37

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former reality TV star Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that the problem with the Oscars is "we don't have Stars anymore" — except for him. Just kidding, the president hastened to add.

Viewership of Sunday's Academy Awards broadcast plunged to a record-low viewership of 26.5 million people.

According to the Nielsen company, that's a 20 percent drop from the 33 million people who watched last year's show.

Trump tweeted Tuesday: "Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY. Problem is, we don't have Stars anymore - except your President (just kidding, of course)!"

Sunday's broadcast included a few barbs that host Jimmy Kimmel directed at the White House.


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