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Donald Trump Just Called Spike Lee's Oscar Speech 'Racist', and Joe Scarborough's Response Is Basically All of Us

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Filmmaker Spike Lee urged Americans to vote out President Donald Trump in 2020 after winning his first Oscar on Sunday night for his movie, Blackkklansman.

“The 2020 presidential election is around the corner. Let’s all mobilize,” Lee said in his acceptance speech. “Let’s all be in the right side of history. Make the moral choice between love versus hate.”


Early Monday morning, Trump lashed out at Lee on Twitter over having read from notes and accused Lee of being a racist. Trump also wrote that his policies have done more to help African Americans than almost any previous president.

"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," Trump tweeted, "who has done more for African Americans (Criminal Justice Reform, Lowest Unemployment numbers in History, Tax Cuts,etc.) than almost any other Pres!"

A few hours later, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough tore into Trump, whom he considers "the most racist president in American history."

Trump, who "reads teleprompter worse than any national figure alive is attacking a black man for being 'racist' and reading from notes," Scarborough tweeted. "Churchill read from notes. FDR read from notes. Reagan read from notes. Wow."

Trump apparently believes he has done more than Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Lyndon Johnson.

Trump's views on the Central Park Five in the 1980s were fully racist, as was the "birther" conspiracy Trump proudly pushed about President Barack Obama.

In 2017, Trump referred to white supremacists as "very fine people" after one of them rammed his car into a crowd at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing activist Heather Heyer.

Trump's hypocrisy knows no bounds.

Here is the thing about reading from notes...

... it indicates preparedness and literacy.

Lee never even mentioned Trump's name. Not once.

Nevertheless, Trump took Lee's remarks personally. Wonder why?

Love and hate, indeed.