Donald Trump says Spike Lee's Oscars speech was a "racist hit" on his presidency 2 years ago

Donald Trump says Spike Lee's Oscars speech was a "racist hit" on his presidency

One way to congratulate him, anyway.

The Oscars are done and dusted, and not without some manner of controversy.


Whether it was Green Book winning Best Picture despite much in the way of criticism, A Star Is Born mostly getting shut out or Rami Malek winning Best Actor for entering in a fairly mediocre Freddie Mercury impression, many people were left upset.

One man who especially didn't agree with Green Book's triumph was Spike Lee, who was honoured for penning the Best Adapted Screenplay alongside Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott with their script for BlacKkKlansman.

Lee is fairly well regarded for his work, and isn't known for keeping quiet on matters that irritate him.

BlacKkKlansman is a highly charged film, one that pointedly takes aim at the Donald Trump administration even before directly addressing the current US President in its closing scenes.

Lee's speech at the Oscars struck a similar chord as he called on America to come together for the upcoming 2020 presidential election.

"Let's all mobilise. Let's all be on the right side of history. Make the moral choice between love versus hate - let's do the right thing!" concluded the writer and director.


Clip via ABC

To no real surprise, his stirring words did not escape the attention of one man in particular.

On Monday afternoon, Donald Trump hit up Twitter to denounce Lee, opening with a dig at Lee's minor vocal stumble as he reached the end of his speech.

"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!" remarked Trump.

Classy as ever.


Lee has yet to respond, but you'd imagine he won't take this lying down.