President Trump Claims Oscar Flub Happened Because Hollywood Was Too Busy Attacking Him
President Trump weighed in on Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway's Oscar flub in a new interview with far-right news outlet Breitbart
On Monday, the president weighed in on Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway’s Best-Picture flub in an Oval Office interview with far-right website Breitbart — former home to controversial chief strategist Steve Bannon — claiming the mixup happened because stars at the awards show were too “focused” on criticizing him.
“I think they were focused so hard on politics that they didn’t get the act together at the end,” Trump said, adding of the mistake, “It was a little sad. It took away from the glamour of the Oscars. It didn’t feel like a very glamorous evening. I’ve been to the Oscars. There was something very special missing, and then to end that way was sad.”
Global accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, in fact, has admitted responsibility for the mistake – saying the wrong envelope was handed to presenters.
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The firm said in a statement to PEOPLE: “We sincerely apologize to Moonlight, La La Land, Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, and Oscar viewers for the error that was made during the award announcement for Best Picture. The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered, was immediately corrected. We are currently investigating how this could have happened, and deeply regret that this occurred.”