DONALD TRUMP has taken aim at South Korean film Parasite following the movie’s famous Best Picture win at this year’s Oscars.
Speaking at a rally on Colorado, the President openly mocked Bong Joon-ho’s critically acclaimed satirical drama about a poor Korean family’s attempts to embed themselves in the lives of a rich, affluent household.
Parasite made history as the first foreign language film to win the top prize at the Academy Awards earlier this month.
It came as part of a memorable night for Bong, who also won the best director award with Parasite also winning best original screenplay and best international feature.
However, in an address to his supporters, President Trump hit out at the decision to award the film top honours.
He also appeared to pine for a return to Hollywood classics like Gone With The Wind.
The president asked his fans: "How bad were the Academy Awards this year?"
Impersonating Academy Awards presenter, he continued: "And the winner is a movie from South Korea! What the hell was that all about?
"We got enough problems with South Korea with trade. On top of that, they give him best movie of the year? Was it good? I don't know. Let's get Gone With The Wind. Can we get Gone With The Wind back, please?
"Sunset Boulevard? So many great movies."
Mr Trump asked: "Did this ever happen before?"
Trump goes off on the Oscars for giving Best Picture to Parasite because it's a South Korean movie pic.twitter.com/GUGKdExTbw
— Claudia Koerner (@ClaudiaKoerner) February 21, 2020
Trump also hit out at Brad Pitt after the Hollywood star quipped while accepting his Oscar that he got more time to speak, 45 seconds, than former national security adviser John Bolton received at Trump's Senate impeachment trial.
Mr Trump responded: "And then you have Brad Pitt.
"I was never a big fan of his. He got up, said a little wise guy thing. He's a little wise guy."
Responding to Trump’s remarks Parasite’s North American distributor, Neon, suggesting Mr Trump's comments were "understandable" given that he "can't read".