It’s not the first time Trump has taken a swipe at the awards show. In 2021 the former president issued an official statement to the effect that calling the show “the Oscars” and not “The Academy Awards” was to blame for its declining viewership, adding: “If they keep with the current ridiculous formula, it will only get worse — if that’s possible.”

The previous year, while in office, Trump had complained about the best picture prize going to the South Korean film Parasite, asking: “What the hell was all that about? We got enough problems with South Korea on trade, and on top of it they give it the best movie of the year. Was it good?” He followed up that remark by asking: “Can we get Gone with the Wind Back, please?”