Donald Trump took a jab at this year’s Oscar winner “Parasite” because it’s made in South Korea. On Thursday, the U.S. president bemoaned the Academy Award winner for Best Picture and attacked the prestigious award-giving body for recognizing a South Korean film at the Oscars.

Earlier this month, capitalist satire “Parasite” made Oscars history as the first foreign film to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards. The film also won Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Film, beating out American films like “The Irishman,” “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood,” and “1917.”

At a wild rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Feb. 20, Trump expressed his bewilderment to the crowd, saying he could not believe that “some movie from South Korea” actually got the top honor at this year’s Academy Awards. “How bad were the Academy Awards this year?” he said. “The winner is a movie from South Korea, what the hell was that all about? We got enough problems with South Korea with trade and on top of it, they give them the best movie of the year,” he added, drawing loud boos from the crowd.

While touting his surging poll numbers, the U.S. president went on to mock the Oscars at length, saying films made 70 years ago were even more deserving than “Parasite.” He particularly mentioned “Gone with the Wind,” which tells the story of the daughter of a Georgia plantation owner during and after the Civil War.

Trump’s remarks immediately prompted a scathing response from Neon, the American distributor of “Parasite.“ “Understandable, he can’t read,” wrote Neon in response to Trump’s dig. The Democratic National Committee also weighed in on the U.S. president’s criticism of the film with a dig of its own. “’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. Of course Trump hates it,” wrote the committee.

Meanwhile, Trump also torched Brad Pitt for winning Best Supporting Actor at the recent Oscars. It can be recalled that in his acceptance speech, the actor veered into politics when he brought up the absence of national security advisor John Bolton from the President’s Senate impeachment trial. He also joked about how the Senate voted against allowing witnesses during the trial, which had wrapped a week before the Academy Awards.

“I was never a big fan of his,” said Donald Trump, referring to Pitt. “He got up, said a little wise-guy statement. Little wise guy, he’s a little wise guy,” he added.

parasite movie Poster of the 2019 Korean movie "Parasite". CJ Entertainment