If there's one thing everybody knows about Donald Trump, it's that he has a thick skin. Criticism—especially from the rich, the elite, and the powerful—rolls off him like water off a duck's back. And now that he's president, he's much too busy to spend his evenings bitterly watching television, tweeting angry commentary about (opens in new tab)SNL (opens in new tab), and calling his celebrity detractors "overrated." (opens in new tab)
At least, that's the version of Donald Trump that Sean Spicer would like us all to believe in. During today's White House press briefing, Spicer was asked whether the president would be watching the Oscars this weekend, which—judging by the rest of this year's awards season—are bound to be highly political and packed with anti-Trump sentiment. The journalist also asked how the president would react if any of the night's winners call him out in their speeches, Meryl Streep-style (opens in new tab).
"I got to be honest with you, I think the president will be hosting the Governors Ball that night," Spicer replied, according to Deadline (opens in new tab). "The First Lady has put a lot of time into this event that's going to occur, and welcoming our nation's governors to the capital. I have a feeling that's where the President and First lady are going to be focused, on Sunday night, so we'll go from there."
Trump went on a memorable tweet rampage (opens in new tab) after Streep used her speech at the Golden Globes to call him out, and since we're pretty sure he'll have access to his phone—and television—at the Governors Ball, it's hard to imagine he'll stay silent if anyone at the Oscars follows suit.
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Emma Dibdin is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles who writes about culture, mental health, and true crime. She loves owls, hates cilantro, and can find the queer subtext in literally anything.
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