As the saying goes, “hit dogs holler”.
So, when Spike Lee hit the stage and picked up his Oscar win for Best Adapted Screenplay for BlacKkKlansman and gave a heartfelt speech calling for people to mobilize and “regain our humanity” by voting Trump out of office, the President obviously got in his feelings and took to Twitter to blast the filmmaker.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2019
Although Lee didn’t mention the petty Tweeter-in-Chief by name it was apparent that he was coming for Trump and using his platform to deliver a Black History lesson and make an impassioned plea for people to “do the right thing” and vote Trump out of office.
“Before the world tonight, I give praise to my ancestors who built our country, along with the genocide of our native people,” Lee said. “When we regain our humanity it will be a powerful moment … The 2020 election is around the corner – let’s all mobilize and be on the right side of history. Make the moral choice between love versus hate,” he said while wearing two knuckle rings with the motto made famous by Radio Raheem in his Do the Right Thing movie.
Lee began his speech by saying: “For 400 years, our ancestors were stolen from Africa and brought to Virginia and enslaved. They worked the land from ‘can’t see’ in the morning to ‘can’t see’ at night. My grandmother – who lived 100 years young, a college graduate even though her mother was a slave – my grandmother, who saved 50 years’ of Social Security checks to put me through college. She called me Spiky-poo …”
Watch Spike Lee’s Oscar speech pic.twitter.com/sdCYQHRucm
— 7even (@Top7evenTV) February 25, 2019
Lee has yet to respond to Trump tweets, but he really doesn’t have to, since he’s won in more ways than one.