Spike Lee Calls Donald Trump A ‘Motherf—er’ For Not Denouncing KKK
At the Cannes Film Festival, Spike Lee called Donald Trump a “motherf*cker” for not denouncing the KKK in Charlottesville.
“We have a guy in the White House — I’m not gonna say his f—ing name — who defined that moment not just for Americans but the world, and that motherfu—er was given the chance to say we are about love, not hate. And that motherfu—er did not denounce the motherfu—ing Klan, the alt-right, and those Nazi motherfu—ers,” Spike said, per Vulture, adding that the Heyer’s killing was an “ugly blemish” on the U.S. “It was a defining moment, and he could have said to the world, not just the United States, that we were better than that.”
After the protests in Charlottesville, Trump said at a press conference: “To anyone who acted criminally in this weekend’s racist violence, you will be held fully accountable. Justice will be delivered… we condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence. It has no place in America.”
According to Vulture, Lee went on to address the turbulent racial history of the U.S., particularly the “genocide of native people and slavery” he called “the fabric” of the region.
“We look to our leaders. They give us direction to make moral decisions,” in trying times, he continued. “And I like to say this is not just something that pertains to the United States of America, this bulls— has gone over the world. This right-wing bulls— is not just America, it is all over the world, and we have to wake up. We can’t be silent. It’s not a black, white, or brown [problem], it’s everybody. We all live on this planet, and this guy in the White House has the nuclear code.”