Donald Trump Has His Own Theory About What Happened at the Oscars

Behold POTUS's hot take on #EnvelopeGate.

Clothing, Ear, Coat, Hairstyle, Collar, Outerwear, Suit, Formal wear, Style, Bow tie,
Getty Images

One of the funniest stunts pulled by host Jimmy Kimmel at the Academy Awards last night was a tweet that he legit sent to Donald Trump live from stage:

This content is imported from Twitter. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.

Trump never responded to the tweet, or commented on the Oscars on Twitter, though he did rail against the New York Times ad that aired on ABC during the show.

It wasn't until an exclusive interview with Breitbart, which apparently took place in the Oval Office, that he shared his thoughts on the snafu-ridden ceremony.

"I think they were focused so hard on politics that they didn't get the act together at the end," President Trump said. "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."

The "ending" that he's alluding to would appear to be #EnvelopeGate, in which Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were handed the wrong envelope while presenting Best Picture, leading them to announce La La Land as the winner, only to then take it back and give the Oscar to the rightful winner, Moonlight. It was certainly one of the most of the most jaw-dropping moments in recent Oscars history, and while the accounting team that counts the ballots has assumed responsibility and issued an apology, it's still unclear how the wrong envelope ended up in Beatty's hand.

The Internet is abound with conspiracy theories on how such a major mistake happened, pinning the blame on Leonardo DiCaprio and Russia, or saying it was staged by producers of the show or by Kimmel himself. Now, it seems like Trump has his own hot take: everyone messed up because they are too busy thinking about him to do their jobs!

For the record, Trump has indeed been to the Oscars. He and Melania attended the 83rd Academy Awards in 2011. So, there you go.

Getty Images

Follow Marie Claire on Facebook for the latest celeb news, beauty tips, fascinating reads, livestream video, and more.

This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
More From Celebrity