Spike Lee Shreds Trump Over Charlottesville, ‘That Motherf***er Did Not Denounce the Motherf***ing Klan’
The 71st annual Cannes Film Festival is in full swing in Cannes, France. It began May 8 and will run through May 19. Film director Spike Lee premiered his new film “BlacKkKlansman” at the festival on Monday. The film received a standing ovation.
Just hours after the successful premiere of his movie, Lee railed against President Donald Trump. While he refused to speak the president’s name, his message was clear. Instead of referring to Trump by name, Lee referred to him as a “mother f****r.”
Lee went after Trump for his response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia that was perpetrated by neo-Nazis. Lee said:
“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 mother f****r was given the chance to say we are about love, not hate. And that mother f****r did not denounce the motherf***ing Klan, the alt-right, and those Nazi mother f****rs. It was a defining moment, and he could have said to the world, not just the United States, that we were better than that.”
Lee continued, saying the problem was not just a problem in the U.S. He said the “right-wing bulls**t isn’t just happening in 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. I go to bed thinking about it. I’ve seen the ‘football,’ that attache case.”
He continued, “My wife and I gave a benefit for President Obama in the second term, and I saw the attache case in the car. That is not science fiction, that s**t is real. And that mother f****r has the nuclear code! They got the guy in North Korea, the other guy in Russia, what the f**k is going on?”
Lee’s film uses footage from the attack in Charlottesville that killed Heather Heyer. Lee got permission from Heyer’s mother to use the footage. Lee said, “Once I got permission, I said, ‘F**k everybody else, that mother f***ing scene is staying in the mother f***ing movie.’ Cuz that was a murder.”