“The first lady has put a lot of time into this event that's going to occur and welcoming our nation's governors to the capital,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters Wednesday. “And I have a feeling that that's where the president and the first lady are going to be focused on on Sunday night, and so we'll go from there.”
Trump, looking straight into a camera at his desk in Trump Tower, called for a security guard to be fired after Sacha Baron Cohen, dressed as his character in “The Dictator,” sprinkled what he claimed to be ashes on Ryan Seacrest during E’s Oscars red carpet coverage.
Trump also called the ceremony "boring," said people were sleeping through it and used the occasion to take a dig at Vanity Fair, whose editor, Graydon Carter, has a long-running feud with Trump.
“Nobody enjoyed it. There was no good feeling and it was really like symblomatic [sic] of what happened to Vanity Fair,” Trump said. “...It used to be a wonderful magazine. Right now it’s boring, just like the party they had.”
Just one year earlier, in 2011, Trump and his wife attended the Oscars. The couple also attended the Vanity Fair Oscar party at the Sunset Tower Hotel, as seen in photographs taken at the time.