Trump Jokes From The 2017 Oscars That Prove There Was No Holding Back
Like it goes with most awards show, it's all about jokes and jabs at current events. So, of course, there were a ton of 2017 Oscars Trump jokes. It all began with host Jimmy Kimmel's opening monologue and if you didn't expect for him to make fun of Donald Trump in some way, shape, or form, well then you most definitely don't know the late night host at all. He, and others, did not hold back about the president of the United States and everything he has said or done so far as the leader of our nation.
It's hard not to make fun of politics, but it's even easier now that Trump is president. Whether he's talking about "fake news," kicking journalists out of press conferences, or tweeting up a storm, the former reality star has definitely made a spectacle of himself. It's no secret that most of Hollywood is not a fan of Trump and pretty much everything he stands for.
What better place to express that distaste than at the Oscars? You know, the biggest awards show of the year. With that said, here are some of the jokes that made fun of Trump during the awards ceremony that will most likely make you laugh — especially if you're anti-Trump.
1. "Fake News"
As said by Kimmel: "Before we go any further, if there's anyone here from CNN or the LA or New York Times, if you work for anything with the word Times in it, even medieval times... we have no tolerance for fake news. Fake tans we love, but fake news..."
Again Kimmel: "I want to say thank you to President Trump. Remember last year when it seemed like the Oscars were racist?"
"I'm glad homeland security let you in tonight." That was said by Kimmel to French Oscar nominee Isabelle Huppert.
4. Arts & Sciences
"A president who believes in both arts and sciences." Said by Kimmel as he introduced the president of the Academy.
5. Everyone Hates Us
Per Kimmel, "This broadcast is being watched by millions of Americans and around the world by more than 225 countries that now hate us and I think that is an amazing thing."
6. Meryl Streep
"We are here tonight to honor great actors, but we’re also here to honor the actors who seem great, but actually really aren’t," Kimmel said during his opening. "And of all the 'great' actors here in Hollywood, one in particular has stood the test time for her many underwhelming and overrated performances."
"We are very welcoming to outsiders here in Hollywood," Kimmel said. "We don’t discriminate against people based on what countries they come from. We discriminate against them based on their age and weight."
8. Tweets Galore
"Some of you will get to come up on this stage tonight and give a speech that the President of the United States will tweet about in all caps during his 5 a.m. bowel movement tomorrow," Kimmel said. "And I think that’s pretty darn excellent if you ask me, so let’s get going."
9. The Tweet
He just couldn't help himself.
10. Another Tweet
"We're so sorry about what happened in Sweden last week." That's what Kimmel had to say when La La Land's Linus Sandgren (who is from Stockholm, Sweden) won for Best Cinematography.
Yeah, the Oscars were filled with Trump jokes.