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Entertainment Jimmy Kimmel claps back at Trump for 'lowest-rated Oscars' tweet

21:06  06 march  2018
21:06  06 march  2018 Source:   ew.com

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“ Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY,” Trump wrote on Tuesday — which is true. — Jimmy Kimmel (@ jimmykimmel ) March 6, 2018. The Oscars telecast has continued to drop in viewers since 2014, which garnered 43.7 million viewers at the time.

Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY. — Jimmy Kimmel (@ jimmykimmel ) March 6, 2018. At the time of this writing, Trump has yet to dignify Kimmel ’s Jimmy Kimmel jabbed back at Donald Trump on Twitter today after the president tweeted about the “ Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY” early

Jimmy Kimmel, Donald J. Trump are posing for a picture © Emma McIntyre/Getty Images; Win McNamee/Getty Images

It wouldn’t truly be the Oscars if President Donald Trump didn’t have something to tweet about it, but Jimmy Kimmel was ready with a snappy comeback.

“Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY,” Trump wrote on Tuesday — which is true. This year’s Academy Awards telecast was the least-viewed in the show’s history, averaging 26.5 million viewers on ABC. “Problem is, we don’t have Stars anymore – except your President (just kidding, of course)!” Trump added.

Kimmel, who hosted the ceremony and continues to denounce the president on Jimmy Kimmel Live, responded: “Thanks, lowest rated President in HISTORY.”

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Oscars 2018: Jimmy Kimmel fires back at Trump over ratings tweet .

" Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY," the president's tweet read. "Problem is, we don't have Stars anymore — except your President (just kidding, of course)!" The funnyman explained since he served as the show's host, he felt it was his duty to respond, so he slammed Trump for his historically low

The Oscars telecast has continued to drop in viewers since 2014, which garnered 43.7 million viewers at the time.

While the focus of this year’s show was more on the #MeToo, Time’s Up, and Never Again movements sweeping through Hollywood, Kimmel threw a few jabs towards the White House.

At one point during the opening monologue, he joked that Trump called Get Out the “best first three-quarters of a movie this year.”

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