Donald Trump has a theory for why the Best Picture mix up at the Oscars happened

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  • Because he definitely doesn't have more important things to think about...

    The 89th annual Academy Awards took place in LA this Sunday, and it did not disappoint.

    Following this year’s award season trend, the Oscars 2017 went political, making digs at President Donald Trump and his controversial policies whenever possible.

    ‘Maybe this is not a popular thing to say, but I want to say thank you to Donald Trump,’ announced the Academy Awards host, Jimmy Kimmel, as he opened the show. ‘I mean, remember last year when it seemed like the Oscars were racist? It’s gone. Thanks to him!’

    Following Jimmy’s punchy start, award-winners and presenters took their time on stage to publicly protest the president’s policies and call for change.

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    Trump, who has been known to watch the show in the past, even tweeting about it on occasion, didn’t seem to find it that funny, criticising Jimmy for ‘pulling out the race card.’

    ‘Look, it just seems like the other side, whenever they’re losing badly, they always pull out the race card’, Trump explained in an interview the next day. ‘I’ve watched it for years. I watched it against Ronald Reagan, I’ve watched it against so many other people. And they always like pulling out the race card.’ He continued: ‘In fact, I did much better than many other Republicans in the last election. I did much better with Hispanics, I did much better with African Americans.’

    The president then went on to offer an explanation for the Best Picture award mix up – when La La Land was mistakenly announced for the award, when it was actually Moonlight that had won.

    The reason for the mix up, Trump suggested, was in fact that people were too concerned with badmouthing him, with the blunder happening due to the fact that the awards show ‘focused so hard on politics’.

    Of course, Donald – It definitely wasn’t the fact that someone handed Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway the wrong envelope by accident.

    ‘It was a little sad’, Donald told Breitbart News, referencing the political theme of the evening. ‘It took away from the glamour of the Oscars. It didn’t feel like a very glamorous evening.’

    He continued: ‘I’ve been to the Oscars. There was something very special missing, and then to end that way was sad.’

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