US President Donald Trump mocks choking while describing Democratic Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg during a campaign rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on February 20, 2020. (AFP photo)
US President Donald Trump has criticized the Motion Picture Academy for granting the Academy Award, also known as an Oscar, to the South Korean film "Parasite," saying an American movie should have won Hollywoods biggest annual prize.
Parasite received an Oscar for best picture on February 9, making history by becoming the first non-English-language film to win the award.
"How bad was the Academy Awards this year?" Trump said during a campaign rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Thursday.
"Weve got enough problems with South Korea with trade. On top of that, they give them best movie of the year. Was it good? I dont know," Trump said.
"Can we get like ‘Gone with the Wind back please? ‘Sunset Boulevard, so many great movies."
Neon, the US distributor for the subtitled film, shot back on Twitter: "Understandable. He cant read."
The South Korean film tells the story of how a family of four poor, unemployed people living in a slum basement apartment comically infiltrates a wealthy family residing at a luxurious mansion before things unravel violently and tragically.
SOURCE: PRESS TV