Donald Trump Watched ‘Joker’ At White House Screening And Reportedly Liked It

While “Joker” has been laughing all the way to the bank thanks to a worldwide box-office tally in excess of $1 billion, the Joaquin Phoenix-starring feature received a special VIP screening on Saturday night.

In fact, a tweet from CNN’s Shimon Prokupecz reveals that a White House official told him that President Donald Trump hosted a special screening of the film.

Yahoo News reports a senior White House official confirmed Trump screened the movie for several guests, including “family, friends and some staff.”

According to the official, Trump liked the film — even though “Joker” features two-time Oscar winner and vociferous Trump critic Robert De Niro.

RELATED: Robert De Niro Bashes Trump On U.K. Talk Show: ‘A Weird, Twisted President Who Thinks He’s A Gangster’

Then again, perhaps he fast-forwarded through De Niro’s scenes; a 1997 profile of Trump in the New Yorker revealed his propensity to fast-forward through all that boring exposition and plot-related stuff in order to get to the action scenes, with a goal of trying “to get this two-hour movie down to forty-five minutes.”

The profile also singled out one of Trump’s all-time cinematic favourites: Jean Claude Van Damme’s “Bloodsport”, which he described as “an incredible, fantastic movie.”

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