Trump: ‘Django’ was ‘one of the most racist movies I’ve ever seen’

By Stephen C. Webster
Monday, February 25, 2013 9:39 EDT
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Real estate mogul Donald Trump declared Monday morning that Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained,” which won an Oscar Sunday night for “Best Original Screenplay,” was “one of the most racist movies I’ve ever seen.”

The film chronicles a revenge tale set during slavery days in the U.S., with actor Jamie Foxx shooting his way through slave masters and their cronies to save his wife.

Trump told the hosts of “Fox & Friends” Monday morning that “Django” was “one of the most racist movies I’ve ever seen,” and that it was “terrible and a disgrace.”

“You know, when they talk about guns and gun control, that movie– people should watch that,” he said. “You wanna talk about somebody with a problem. But, I thought it was terrible.”

Of course, Trump wasn’t just ruing “Django” — he went entirely sour-puss on the whole ceremony, calling the set “terrible” and “tacky,” and panning the award-winners as “very average.”

Nevertheless, Trump had to hand it to actor and director Ben Affleck, whose film “Argo” won “Best Picture.”

“I really thought that Ben Affleck was shuttered aside,” he said. “I thought that was terrible, what they did with him. He should have been up for director. I thought ‘Argo’ was very good and I was very happy that he got it.”

He also took a swing at “Best Actor” winner Daniel Day-Lewis, who won for “Lincoln,” saying “he’s not from this country” and criticizing his British accent, which was plainly apparent during his acceptance speech.

“I don’t think Lincoln had an English accent,” Trump said, apparently oblivious to the fact that Lincoln in the film does not speak with the same accent. “I know lots of politicians and lots of powerful people and they don’t talk like that,” he complained.

The hosts of “Fox & Friends,” agreed. “I’m with you, I thought it was like a documentary, I almost fell asleep during that movie,” Gretchen Carlson said.

“I thought it was a play!” co-host Brian Kilmeade added.

This video is from “Fox & Friends,” aired Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, embed via Mediaite.


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Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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