Watch: Jimmy Kimmel Slams Trump After Oscars Dis: ‘Lowest President in History’

Jimmy Kimmel responded to President Donald Trump's criticism of the Oscars host on Tuesday night, using a portion of his show's opening monologue to lambast the president for being "the lowest-rated president in history" and taking a swipe at the blustery business mogul's alleged affair with adult film star Stormy Daniels. 

The jabs come after Trump tweeted that the 90th Academy Awards, hosted by Kimmel, had the lowest ratings in the ceremony's history, a statistic that Kimmel attributed to the rise of Netflix and streaming platforms. 

"I tweeted to him, 'thanks, lowest rated president in HISTORY,'" the Jimmy Kimmel Live! host said, alluding to the president's approval ratings. He later added that his tweeted response garnered more "likes" on the social media platform, a statement meant to irk the president and "get under his orange skin."

But perhaps his sharpest barb of the night referenced the president's alleged affair with Daniels, a controversy that engulfed much of the news cycle on Tuesday after it was announced that the film star was suing Trump over a nondisclosure agreement. 

"Trump always has a problem with the Academy Awards, which is surprising because I really think he would love the best picture winner, The Shape of Water," Kimmel said. "The movie, if you haven't seen it, is about a monster that has sex with a woman who can't talk about it," Kimmel joked. "Basically, it's like his life story, right?" 

He also hit back at Donald Trump Jr., who tweeted that he wasn't watching the Oscars. The president's son used a raised hand emoji to indicate that he would be among those skipping the televised broadcast. 

"If you look closely, you know that's an authentic Trump hand because it's gold and tiny," Kimmel said to laughs and applause. 

Kimmel and the president have traded blows since Trump announced he was running for office—and not all of them have been humorous. In some of Kimmel's more emotional pleas, the late-night host talks about his son, who has a congenital heart defect, and the need for affordable and accessible health care.