President Donald Trump organizes special screening of Joker in White House
According to the Yahoo News, which first reported details of the showing along with CNN, Trump, 73, “liked the film.”
According to the known information, the President watched the movie with family, friends and some staff members of the White House on Saturday.
As IndieWire notes, Trump (though notedly ambivalent about reading), is something of a movie fan: According to IndieWire, he has said his favorite film is Citizen Kane, Orson Welles’ opus about the rise and fall of a media tycoon, while he’s also raved about 1988’s Bloodsport and the 1966 western The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.
Trump has strong negative opinions, too. Earlier this year, he vented on Twitter about Hollywood’s portrayal of violence in response to The Hunt, a thriller about a group of people being killed for sport. The movie was pulled from theaters after two high-profile mass shootings.
“They create their own violence, and then try to blame others,” Trump tweeted in August, days after a 21-year-old posted an anti-immigration screed online and then killed 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, according to authorities.
Recently released Joker movie traces the origin of Batman series villain. Joker is widely seen as an Oscar contender, which would keep it in the pop culture conversation through February.