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Donald Trump Rips 'Parasite' For Winning Best Picture Because It Is A South Korean Film

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By Clark Sparky

Donald Trump took time during his rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Thursday night to tear into the Academy Awards two weeks after the fact.

While speaking to his crowd of loyal supporters, the president blasted the Oscars for giving the Best Picture award to _Parasite,_ which is a South Korean film.

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"By the way, how bad were the Academy Awards this year," Trump asked the crowd. "Do you see? And the winner is a movie from South Korea. What the hell was all that about? We got enough problems with South Korea on trade and on top of it they give it the best movie of the year. Was it good?"

He continued is rant, "Let's get Gone with the Wind." Can we get Gone with the Wind back, please? Sunset Boulevard. So many great movies. The winner is from South Korea. I thought it was Best Foreign Film, right? Best Foreign Movie? No. Did this ever happen before?"

Parasite did actually win for Best Foreign Language Film, as well. It also took home awards for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.

Neon, the studio that distributed the film to the U.S., quote tweeted the clip of Trump's comments and wrote, "Understandable, he can't read."


Trump hasn't made any comments about the speech by Joaquin Phoenix during the Oscars, which was the most pointed social commentary of the show.

"I think that we've become very disconnected from the natural world and many of us, what we’re guilty of is an egocentric world view — the belief that we’re the center of the universe," the actor said as part of his speech for winning Best Actor. "We feel entitled to artificially inseminate a cow, and when she gives birth we steal her baby, even though her cries of anguish are unmistakable. And then we take her milk that’s intended for her calf and we put it in our coffee and our cereal."

"I think we fear the idea of personal change because we think that we have to sacrifice something to give something up," Phoenix said later in his speech. "But human beings, at our best, are so inventive and creative and ingenious, and I think that when we use love and compassion as our guiding principles, we can create, develop and implement systems of change that are beneficial to all sentient beings and to the environment.

"I think that's when we're at our best, when we support each other, not when we cancel each other out for past mistakes, but when we help each other to grow, when we educate each other, when we guide each other toward redemption. That is the best of community," he continued. "When he was 17, my brother wrote this lyric. It said, 'Run to the rescue with love, and peace will follow.'"

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