POTUS in Twitter Fight With Jimmy Kimmel Over Oscar Ratings as America Tumbles Closer to Oblivion

Donald Trump is a weird dude. I suppose it’s what his supporters like about him, but it’s weird for the President of the United States to be gloating that people didn’t watch the Oscars, right? It’s one thing when I make distasteful jokes about celebrities, I’m getting paid to be mean-spirited about whatever thing the Kardashians did now (though I actually kind of like Kim now that says she’s an anime fan), Donald Trump is supposed to be managing the country and negotiating with foreign powers. Instead of doing that, he’s tweeting this:

That is weird enough but here’s where it gets weirder, because he followed that up with a threaded tweet about this:

First off, stop talking about yourself in the third person you weirdo. That’s not a thing normal people do, that’s a running gag on Seinfeld, and I don’t want the nominal leader of the free world wandering around the White House residence at 4 AM going “George is getting angry!”

Jimmy Kimmel also noticed Trump’s Oscar tweet and made this reply.

See, it’s funny because it’s true, Trump has the lowest approval rating of any president in the history of approval ratings. Luckily for Trump there were no pollsters around during the Great Depression to ask how people how the felt about Herbert Hoover or this could be really embarrassing. At least now he can tell himself he’s only second-worst.

Kimmel also talked about the tweet on his show last night.

I’m actually a little mad that I couldn’t come up with anything as funny as “I really think he would love the best-picture winner, The Shape of Water. If you haven’t seen it, it’s about a monster that has sex with a woman who can’t talk about it. Basically it’s like his life story.” All my The Shape of Water jokes involved Troy McClure.

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6 years ago

I don’t think tweeting a quote that has your name in it is referring to yourself in the third person. It’s someone else’s words.