RNC predicts low ratings for Oscars: ‘Americans aren’t interested in Hollywood liberals’
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The Republican National Committee (RNC) is predicting low ratings for the 2018 Oscars, saying that "Americans aren't interested in Hollywood liberals" talking about politics.

“If last year’s dismal ratings didn’t make it clear, Americans aren’t interested in Hollywood liberals blabbing about politics to a room full of Hollywood liberals,” RNC spokesman Steve Guest told Variety.

“They’re busy taking their ‘crumbs’ to the bank after Republicans delivered on tax cuts,” he added. 

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The Academy Awards are set to take place on Sunday, with late-night television personality Jimmy Kimmel hosting.

Kimmel has emerged as one of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he doesn't want NYT in the White House Veterans group backs lawsuits to halt Trump's use of military funding for border wall Schiff punches back after GOP censure resolution fails MORE's most vocal critics in Hollywood. He drew widespread media attention last year when he shared the story of his newborn son's struggle with a heart defect as part of a plea for Trump and congressional Republicans to preserve the Affordable Care Act.

Artists and performers have long used the Oscars as an opportunity to make political statements, and this year's awards are expected to follow suit.

Kimmel told Variety that the Oscars are certain to address the "Me Too" movement, which emerged last fall in response to sexual misconduct allegations against a number of high-profile men in media, entertainment, business, politics and beyond.

“It’ll be a part of the show,” Kimmel said. “I can’t give you a percentage, but it’ll be a part of it.”