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Trump blames Spike Lee for being a "racist" against him in his speech to the Oscars

February 25, 2019, 10:49
Updated February 25, 2019 11:14

US President Donald Trump accused today director Spike Lee, who won Oscar on Sunday for the best scenario adapted for his film BlacKkKlansman, that he was a "racist" against him during his speech after receiving the prize.

"It would be nice if Spike could read his notes or, better yet, not use them at all when he used racist tone against his president, who had done more for the African Americans (…) than almost everyone presidents, "he said. Trump on your Twitter account.

The president stressed that his mandate approved a reform of US criminal justice, registered the "lowest levels of unemployment" in the history of the African-American community, and an important tax reform was implemented.

In his speech, after winning an Oscar, Lee called for people to be "on the right-hand side of the story" in the US presidential election next year.

"The presidential elections in 2020 are just around the corner, let's move on, let's be on the right side of history, let's make the moral choice of love for hatred," Lee said without mentioning Trump who took it for granted .

"Let's do the right thing!", Concluded the director, referring to Do the right thing, the original title of one of his most famous films.

Lee, who won the prize with Charlie Watchel, David Rabinovitz and Kevin Wilmot, won one of the biggest honors of the evening.

The director, known to be a great activist for the rights of African Americans, also drew attention to the red wardrobe carpet, which he paid tribute to Do the right thing and the missing prince musician.

Lee took several rings with the words "hate" and "love" (love) and the character of actor Bill Nane in the movie Do the right thing.

Although Lee has never received a statuette until yesterday, he is responsible for other tapes 25th hour (2002) has been honored by the Academy for his brilliant career.

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