Donald Trump offered his take on the disaster that took place Sunday night during the presentation of the Oscar for Best Picture, when the wrong movie was announced as the winner.
In an interview with Breitbart News in the Oval Office, Trump suggested the mistake occurred because of Hollywood’s preoccupation with politics, a clear reference to its attacks on Trump.
“Trump told Breitbart News in the exclusive interview that the Oscar fail may have been avoided had Hollywood’s finest focused less on attacking him and more on getting the event’s details right,” the news service reports.
The article quotes Trump saying: “I think they were focused so hard on politics that they didn’t get the act together at the end. It was a little sad. It took away from the glamour of the Oscars. It didn’t feel like a very glamorous evening. I’ve been to the Oscars. There was something very special missing, and then to end that way was sad.”
As we reported previously, “La La Land” was erroneously announced as the winner of Best Picture, and the acceptance speeches were in progress before the production team interrupted to put the word out that the actual winner was “Moonlight.”
The accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers took the blame for the mistake, offering an apology that you can read in full by clicking here.