Spike Lee Is Unfazed by Trump Calling His Oscars Speech Racist: 'No One’s Going for That'

Spike Lee was not surprised by Trump's online antics.

Spike Lee attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

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Spike Lee attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

After winning his first ever Oscar, iconic director Spike Lee took the stage to deliver a speech that called for mobilization in the 2020 election to get Trump out of office. 

"The 2020 presidential election is around the corner," Spike Lee said. "Let’s all be on the right side of history. Make the moral choice between love and hate...Let’s do the right thing!"

Of course, President Trump took offense to Lee's speech. On Monday, Trump denounced Lee on Twitter, and twisted the filmmaker's words into what he described as a "racist hit."

"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," Trump tweeted. "(Criminal Justice Reform, Lowest Unemployment numbers in History, Tax Cuts,etc.) than almost any other Pres!"

Since this rhetoric is par for the course for President Trump, Lee explained that he wasn't surprised by Trump's online antics. 

"Well, it’s okee-doke, you know. They change the narrative," Lee tod Entertainment Weekly. "They did the same thing with the African-American players who were kneeling, trying to make it into an anti-American thing, an anti-patriotic thing, and an anti-military thing. But no one’s going for that."

And rather than further addressing Trump's gaslighting, Lee bigged up his borough and used a Jigga phrase to explain how unfazed he was by Trump's comments. 

"BlacKkKlansman, that’s over," Lee said in an Instagram post that explained his focus. "Like JAY-Z says, onto the next." 


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