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89th Oscars starts off with light Trump references

Oscar Statue seen at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.   | Photo Credit: Reuters

President Donald Trump was on people’s minds if not on everyone’s lips as the Oscars started on Monday morning.

And host Jimmy Kimmel also alluded to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s banning of some reporters from a briefing on Friday, saying that reporters from CNN, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and others needed to leave.

“We have no tolerance for fake news,” he said.

Kimmel said about audience members, “some of you will get to come up on stage here and give a speech that the president of the United States will tweet about in all caps during his 5 a.m. bowel movement.”

It remained unclear whether anyone would take that chance.


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