Spike Lee Goes on Profane Tirade About Trump at Cannes Film Festival (VIDEO)
Spike Lee launched into a profanity-laced tirade about President Donald Trump during a panel at Cannes Film Festival promoting his film BlacKkKlansman.
The film director took aim at “right-wing bullshit” happening all over the world and called the president a “motherf-cker.”
Lee was especially outraged about Trump saying that there were good people on both sides of the deadly protests in Charlottesville last year.
“That motherfucker was given a chance to say ‘we’re about love and not hate,’ and that motherfucker did not denounce the motherfucking Klan, the alt-right, and those Nazi motherfuckers,” Lee said. “He could have said to the world, not [just] the United States, that we’re better than that.”
“We look to our leaders to give us direction, to make moral decisions,” he continued. “This bullshit is going on all over the world, this right-wing bullshit.”
Trump has repeatedly explained that he simply meant that not everyone who wants to defend the Robert E. Lee statue was a Nazi or white supremacist.
“I’ve condemned neo-Nazis. I’ve condemned many different groups,” he said. “Not all of those people were neo-Nazis, believe me. Not all of those people were white supremacists by any stretch.”
“Many of those people were there to protest the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Lee,” Trump said. “So this week, it is Robert E. Lee. I noticed that Stonewall Jackson is coming down. I wonder, is it George Washington next week? And is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? You know, you really do have to ask yourself, where does it stop?”
Lee used footage of the car plowing into a crowd of protesters and causing the death of Heather Heyer in the film — with the blessing of her mother.
“I was not going to put that murder scene in the film without her blessing,” Lee said. “And Mrs Bro said, ‘Spike, I give you permission to put that in.’ So once I got permission I said, ‘Fuck everyone else, that motherfucking scene is staying in the motherfucking movie.’ Because that was a murder. Heather should be alive now.”
The “comedy” film is about a black Colorado Springs police detective named Ron Stallworth who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan. In the trailor for the film, members of the extremist group are seen shouting “America First” in reference to the Trump campaign.