Trump Calls Brad Pitt a 'Little Wiseguy' Over Oscars Speech

Brad Pitt with his Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role as stunt man Cliff Booth in Quentin Tarantino’s "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood."

Going off script at a rally in Colorado Springs on February 20, President Trump referred to Academy Award winner Brad Pitt as a "little wiseguy" for comments he made during his Best Supporting Actor acceptance speech for Once Upon a Time.. in America at the Oscars ceremony on February 9.

"They told me I only have 45 seconds up here, which is 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week," Pitt quipped, referring to the Trump impeachment trial in the Senate that failed to allow witnesses like the former National Security Advisor. "I'm thinking Quentin will make a movie about it. In the end, the adults do the right thing." Pitt was referring to the film's director Quentin Tarantino.

Trump responded to this by saying about Pitt: “I was never a fan of his. He got up, said a little wiseguy statement. Little wiseguy. He's a little wiseguy.”

Trump, at 6-foot-3, is four inches taller than Pitt. Five-foot-11 is not short, but Trump still said Pitt was "little."

Trump started the Oscar discussion by knocking the Best Picture, Parasite, for not being an American film. Cue to the 32:30 minute mark below.

“By the way, how bad were the Academy Awards this year?” he asked. "Did you see it? And the winner is: a movie from South Korea! What the hell was that all about? We've got enough problems with South Korea with trade. On top of it, they give them 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.

Gone with the Wind won the Best Picture Oscar in 1940. Sunset Boulevard was nominated for Best Picture in 1950.

Pitt plays swaggering stunt man Cliff Booth in Tarantino's film about Los Angeles and the film industry in 1969. In the climatic scene, he smokes an acid-dipped joint and mayhem ensues. Here, he picks up a hitichhiker who's one of Charles Manson's girls.

Pitt endeared himself to stoners with his portrayal of bonghitter Floyd in 1993's True Romance (written by Tatrantino). However, it might be why Trump has never been a fan.

Steve Bloom

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