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Oscar Host Jimmy Kimmel Says He Was Told Not To Read Donald Trump’s Truth Social Post During Ceremony, But He Did Anyway

Even as the Oscar ceremony was running a little short, Jimmy Kimmel said that he was told not to read Donald Trump’s Truth Social post on the air. He did anyway.

“They are like, you got a little bit of time. I’m like, ‘I’m reading the Trump tweet. They’re like, ‘No, no, don’t read that. I’m like, ‘Yes I am’,” Kimmel recounted to Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos on Live with Kelly & Mark.

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During the Oscar show, Trump had posted on his social media site Truth Social a critique of the Oscarcast and Kimmel’s performance.

So Kimmel went on stage and read it, generating one of the more memorable punchlines of a recent Oscar ceremony.

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From his phone, Kimmel read, “Has there ever been a worse host than Jimmy Kimmel at The Oscars. His opening was that of a less than average person trying too hard to be something which he is not, and never can be. Get rid of Kimmel and perhaps replace him with another washed up, but cheap, ABC ‘talent,’ George Slopanopoulos. He would make everybody on stage look bigger, stronger, and more glamorous. Blah. Blah. Blah. Make America Great Again.”

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Kimmel then gave his reaction to the bad review: “Thank you President Trump. Thank you for watching. I’m surprised you’re still, ah…isn’t it past your jail time?” The audience cheered.

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