Kimmel Invokes Shape of Water to Brutally Fire Back at Trump Oscars Tweet: ‘It’s Like His Life Story’


Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel addressed his Twitter spat with President Donald Trump over the awards show’s ratings on his late night show Tuesday night — cracking a brutal joke in which he compared the president to the protagonist in Best Picture winner The Shape of Water.

Trump took a victory lap over the low-rated Oscars on Twitter, blaming its decline on there not being “Stars anymore – except your President (just kidding, of course)!”

In response, Kimmel laid down the obvious come-back:

On his show, Kimmel addressed the back and forth, noting Trump “always has a problem with the Academy Awards,” noting that’s surprising because he thought the president would really enjoy the Best Picture winner.

“If you haven’t seen it, it’s about a monster who has sex with a woman who can’t talk about it,” Kimmel explained. “Basically, it’s like his life story.”

Watch above, via ABC.

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