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'What the hell is that?': Trump mocks 'Parasite' winning the Best Picture Oscar

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  • Trump mocked the film "Parasite" winning Best Picture at the 2020 Oscars, because the president said it was "some movie from South Korea."
  • "What the hell is that? We got enough problems with South Korea with trade," Trump said. "On top of it, they give them best movie of the year?"
  • "Parasite" made history at the Oscars, becoming the first international feature film to win Best Picture.
  • The movie also won an Oscar for Best International Feature Film, an award that was renamed from Best Foreign Language Film.
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President Donald Trump went off on the film "Parasite" for winning Best Picture at the 2020 Academy Awards because it was made in South Korea.

The president criticized this year's Oscar during a rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Thursday.

"What the hell is that? We got enough problems with South Korea with trade," he said during the rally. "On top of it, they give them best movie of the year?"

"Was it good? I don't even know," he continued.

"Parasite" made history at the Academy Awards, becoming the first international feature film to win Best Picture. The movie also won an Oscar for Best International Feature Film, an award that was newly-renamed from Best Foreign Language Film.

Director Bong Joon Ho said he was "happy to be its recipient under the new name," adding that he supported the "new direction" that the change symbolized in international film representation.

The movie also won the awards for best director and best original screenplay, and it was nominated for best production design and best film editing.

The Democratic National Committee clapped back at Trump's review of Parasite winning Best Picture.

"Parasite is a foreign movie about how oblivious the ultra-rich are about the struggles of the working class, and it requires two hours of reading subtitles," the committee tweeted. "Of course Trump hates it."

Neon, the independent film distributor behind "Parasite," also responded to Trump's comment with a clapback of their own.

"Understandable, he can't read," Neon wrote on Twitter.

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