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!"
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… https://t.co/lr6Hyjb5pQ— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1551095418.0
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."
The most racist president in modern American history who reads teleprompter worse than any national figure alive is… https://t.co/C3VzitTVtI— Joe Scarborough (@Joe Scarborough)1551100906.0
Trump apparently believes he has done more than Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Lyndon Johnson.
@realDonaldTrump Trump has done More for Black People than any other Pres pt 1: January 1, 1863 President Abraha… https://t.co/3f87h5TwD1— Ryan Hill (@Ryan Hill)1551103657.0
@realDonaldTrump Trump has done More for Black People than any other Pres pt 2: August 6, 1965 President Lyndon B… https://t.co/KfpXG81fax— Ryan Hill (@Ryan Hill)1551103940.0
@realDonaldTrump Trump has done More for Black People than any other Pres pt 3: July 2, 1964 Civil Rights Act of… https://t.co/LErNn3FYrH— Ryan Hill (@Ryan Hill)1551104384.0
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.
@realDonaldTrump Trump has done More for Black People than any other Pres pt 5: April 2011 Future President Trump… https://t.co/0T9XrWRygB— Ryan Hill (@Ryan Hill)1551105139.0
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.
@realDonaldTrump Trump has done More for Black People than any other Pres pt 6: Aug 15, 2017 President Trump in a… https://t.co/ZWR7wDu1tx— Ryan Hill (@Ryan Hill)1551105359.0
Trump's hypocrisy knows no bounds.
@realDonaldTrump 1. You read from a Teleprompter all the time, and you sound like a 1st grader reading a book repor… https://t.co/xv8SsUCYKM— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@BrooklynDad_Defiant!)1551104051.0
@realDonaldTrump Trump accused Spike Lee of not knowing how to read. Trump calls Maxine Waters "Low IQ" and other v… https://t.co/Fy6scZmMUe— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@(((DeanObeidallah))))1551099815.0
Here is the thing about reading from notes...
... it indicates preparedness and literacy.
@JoeNBC Reading from notes is often done by people who have something to say that they have actually thought about… https://t.co/esO8OGQ5qo— Kevin Daly (@Kevin Daly)1551102029.0
@JoeNBC https://t.co/y8J7jYgGEM— LennonEnglish (@LennonEnglish)1551106063.0
Lee never even mentioned Trump's name. Not once.
@realDonaldTrump Below is Spike Lee's speech. Nothing racist in it. What upset Trump was that Spike encouraged blac… https://t.co/6aB3wI9QOG— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@(((DeanObeidallah))))1551099676.0
@realDonaldTrump Spike Lee never said your name. Were you watching in case someone did evoke the sickening spirit o… https://t.co/TKeQWqHlGU— Lesley Abravanel🆘 (@Lesley Abravanel🆘)1551096464.0
Nevertheless, Trump took Lee's remarks personally. Wonder why?
@realDonaldTrump Mr. President, Spike Lee said “Make the moral choice between love versus hate” and you took that a… https://t.co/v6D9ywyiYj— Matthew Dowd (@Matthew Dowd)1551103232.0
@realDonaldTrump He actually didn't mention your name at all. He simply said, "choose love over hate" and "make the… https://t.co/6rmDZ5rs3Q— Nick Jack Pap-pass the Gravy (@Nick Jack Pap-pass the Gravy)1551096095.0
@realDonaldTrump A hit dog will holler. “The 2020 presidential election is around the corner. Let’s all mobilize,… https://t.co/6BOytCoGri— Eunique Jones Gibson (@Eunique Jones Gibson)1551098652.0
@JoeNBC He never fails to live up to your lowest expectations— Brendan Returned 🌈 🇪🇺🐱 (@Brendan Returned 🌈 🇪🇺🐱)1551101013.0
Love and hate, indeed.