Donald Trump – who appears to be positioning himself as a movie critic – has furthered explained why he’s dubbed “Django Unchained” a “racist” movie.
The “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice” boss (which premieres Sundays at 9 PM on NBC) appeared on Access Hollywood Live on Wednesday, where he railed against Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar-winning movie.
“I thought it was totally racist. I thought it wasn’t a good movie. I’ve never seen so many people get hit by a bullet and explode. It was like they got hit by bombs,” he told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover.
Trump first called out the movie on Twitter, writing, “Django Unchained is the most racist movie I have ever seen, it sucked!”
The real estate mogul-turned-reality TV star added, “Certainly if somebody goes and sees this movie and their (sic) not 100 percent [in the head], this movie is not very good for people to watch… I thought it was not a very good movie and very racist.”
Trump was quick to say his remarks are nothing personal against Tarantino, who took home the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
“No, I love some of his movies. I just didn’t like this one. I wanted to leave a little early. I didn’t do that, but I was bored by it. I got tired of watching people blow up,” he said of the director. “‘Pulp Fiction,’ to me, is one of the greatest movies ever. I like him, I just didn’t particularly like this movie.”
Trump also took issue with the Oscars itself.
“I didn’t like the set,” he told Billy and Kit. “I think the glamour was taken out of the Academy Awards. The set was so tacky and cheap looking…. [there was] a lack of beauty and glamour.”
And his critique didn’t stop with “Django” and the telecast – Trump also took aim at Best Actor winner Daniel Day-Lewis’ portrayal of Abraham Lincoln.
“He spoke so slowly that I feel asleep… I didn’t think his performance was good,” he said of the actor, who won a record third Best Actor Oscar on Sunday for “Lincoln.”
-- Jesse Spero