President Donald Trump slammed Oscar winner Spike Lee for doing a ‘racist hit on your president’ after the director urged people to be on the ‘right side of history’ when voting in 2020 in his acceptance speech.
Trump also mocked Lee for reading from a yellow sheet of paper in giving his Academy Awards acceptance speech and argued he’s done more for African Americans than ‘almost any other pres!’
‘Be nice if Spike Lee could read his notes, or better yet not have to use notes at all, when doing his racist hit on your President, who has done more for African Americans (Criminal Justice Reform, Lowest Unemployment numbers in History, Tax Cuts,etc.) than almost any other Pres!,’ Trump tweeted Monday morning.
President Trump went after Oscar winner Spike Lee the morning after Oscars
The Brooklyn-born filmmaker Lee jumps for joy while his collaborators on the film – Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott – celebrate the award
Lee, who captured the best adapted screenplay trophy for BlacKkKlansman, jumped into the arms of presenter, longtime collaborator and close friend Samuel L. Jackson when he took the stage Sunday to accept his award with Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott.
The audience gave him a standing ovation.
Lee, in his speech, called on people to mobilize and ‘be on the right side of history. Make the moral choice between love versus hate.’
‘Let’s do the right thing — you know I had to get that in there.’