WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump goes after director Spike Lee, who used his Oscar acceptance speech to induce mobilization for the 2020 election.
Trump tweeted Monday that Lee did a “racist hit on your President.” Trump claimed that he had “done more for African Americans” than “almost” each different president.
Lee gained the Oscar for biggest tailor-made screenplay Sunday for his white supremacist drama “BlacKkKlansman,” sharing the award with three co-writers. The film consists of footage of Trump after the 2017 violent white supremacist protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Lee did not instantly title Trump. He spoke about black historic previous and his family historic previous, saying his grandmother’s mother was a slave, sooner than stressing the presidential election subsequent 12 months.
Said Lee: “Let’s all be on the right side of history. Make the moral choice between love versus hate.”
Trump contaminated racial tensions after a white nationalist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville on Aug. 12, 2017, when he said “both sides” had been accountable, a comment some seen as a refusal to condemn racism.
Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old paralegal and civil rights activist, was killed, and virtually three dozen others had been injured when James Alex Fields Jr. drove his automotive into counter-protesters. Fields claimed he acted in self-defense. A jury convicted him in December of first diploma murder and totally different costs, along with aggravated malicious wounding and hit and run.
Be good if Spike Lee may be taught his notes, or larger however not should make use of notes the least bit, when doing his racist hit in your President, who has accomplished additional for African Americans (Criminal Justice Reform, Lowest Unemployment numbers in History, Tax Cuts,and plenty of others.) than almost each different Pres!
— Donald J. Trump (@preciseDonaldTrump) February 25, 2019