Sometimes life imitates art. Sometimes art imitates life. Sometimes Trump imitates Twitter.
During a disastrous speech in Pennsylvania, Republican Babadook Donald Trump ranted about “crazy” Bernie Sanders, “disloyal” Hillary Clinton, “bleached tweets,” his history on The Apprentice, and his thought on movies today:
“Right now, you say to your wife: ‘Let’s go to a movie after Trump.’ But you won’t do that because you’ll be so high and so excited that no movie is going to satisfy you. Okay? No movie. You know why? Honestly? Because they don’t make movies like they used to — is that right?”
And maybe you think this dig at movies came out of nowhere. But it may have been the result of Trump self-googling.
About halfway through his speech last night, Real Trump briefly turned into Arthouse Trump, looks like: pic.twitter.com/rCKabbNsa0— Bilge Ebiri (@BilgeEbiri) October 2, 2016
Art House Trump has become a fast favorite of Film Twitter. It’s easy to see why.
Nicole Kidman started birtherism pic.twitter.com/4aCn8bZzD2— Donald Trump (@ArtHouseTrump) September 26, 2016
Where are their Oscars? Rigged! pic.twitter.com/c8oBWsBd9p— Donald Trump (@ArtHouseTrump) September 21, 2016
A good friend recommended Battleship Potemkin! Very inspiring! WIN!— Donald Trump (@ArtHouseTrump) September 13, 2016
People think a lot of things! I hear some people actually think Todd Solondz is a good director! How stupid are some people? Sad! https://t.co/iCFs1wDQr8— Donald Trump (@ArtHouseTrump) October 2, 2016
Breathless: The editing is a total disaster! Jumps around for no reason! Godard is a mess and everybody knows it! BAD!— Donald Trump (@ArtHouseTrump) March 25, 2016
Miley's character in Small Screen Woody's "TV" show sounds like a prototypical Crazy Bernie supporter! Annoying!— Donald Trump (@ArtHouseTrump) October 2, 2016
My followers are decent hardworking cinephiles who don't deserve to be talked to in that way! https://t.co/3477FnAC3j— Donald Trump (@ArtHouseTrump) October 2, 2016
It might not be the popular thing to say, ok? But Mad Max: Fury Road was a boring hyperkinetic mess! Critics fooled again! Sad!— Donald Trump (@ArtHouseTrump) October 2, 2016
Embargoes were made to be violated! Everyone does it! https://t.co/FNKmwuLrH1— Donald Trump (@ArtHouseTrump) September 29, 2016
You heard me, I would take the oil, I would take the oil! pic.twitter.com/zGhwQFXn8V— Donald Trump (@ArtHouseTrump) September 28, 2016
I was against the Iraq War! If they'd listened to me, no one would've had to sit through The Hurt Locker!— Donald Trump (@ArtHouseTrump) September 28, 2016
#LastTimeTrumpPaidTaxes Atom Egoyan was still a relevant filmmaker!— Donald Trump (@ArtHouseTrump) October 2, 2016
And of course:
Absolutely nothing good playing this weekend! They don't make movies like they used to - is that right?— Donald Trump (@ArtHouseTrump) October 2, 2016
Kristy Puchko is counting the hours til Election Day.