"We got enough problems with South Korea with trade", he continued.
"Was it good? I don't know". In addition to this, the film also won an awards for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best International Feature Film. "'Sunset Boulevard;. So many great movies", he said, singling out some Hollywood classics that hit theatres in 1940 and 1950, respectively.
"And the victor is a movie from South Korea", he went on, imitating an Academy Awards presenter.
The reaction was swift as videos from the rally circulated on social media Thursday night.More news: Storm Dennis: Aerial Views Show Extent of Severe Flooding in Central England
"Understandable, he doesn't read", the post said.
The Democratic National Committee had a similar response, tweeting, "Parasite is a foreign movie about how oblivious the ultrarich are about the struggles of the working class, and it requires two hours of reading subtitles. Of course Trump hates it".
Shortly after Trump's comments, the Rotten Tomatoes' Twitter account shared some useful information about the film's overwhelmingly positive critical reception as well as the many accolades it won including its four Oscars.
President Donald Trump is apparently not a fan of "Parasite", his biggest complaint being that the movie was made in South Korea.More news: Another couple has been voted off Love Island
Donald Trump loves a little controversy and has an appetite to feel liked and accepted. Can we get "Gone with the Wind" back, please?
Another detractor called Trump's complaints "totally on brand".
The president then offered some suggestions about the kind of movies he'd like to see nominated by the Academy. "Trump talks far more harshly about South Korea than North Korea".
However, Mr Trump was not impressed and bemoaned the film's success during a rally in Colorado. "I can't tell you what the letter said because it's something personal".More news: Shilpa Shetty, Raj Kundra welcome their second child Samisha