Trump: Academy Awards "On Hard Times Now" Because "They Started Taking Us On"

President Trump encouraged employees at the Shell Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex to call for a third and even fourth term of his presidency. Trump delivered a speech on manufacturing at the Monaco, Penn. facility on Tuesday and called the left “stone-cold crazy.”

PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP: Now, the press will try and spin that differently, but I’m right, okay? The fake news. (Applause.) That’s a lot of people back there for a — like an 11 o’clock speech. That’s a lot of people. (Laughter.) That’s a lot. That’s like the Academy Awards during the day. (Laughter.)

It used to be. You know, the Academy Awards is on hard times now. You know that. Nobody wants to watch it. You know, why? Because they started taking us on. Everyone got tired of it. It’s amazing. That used to be second after the Super Bowl, and then, all of a sudden, now it’s just another show because people got tired of people getting up and making fools of themselves and disrespecting the people in this room and the people that won the election in 2016 — (applause) — and the people that won the Senate, without me on the ticket, in 2018.