Twitter blasts Donald Trump after he attacked Spike Lee as illiterate over his Oscar speech in which he called for love not hate in the 2020 presidential election. At no time did Lee reference Trump by name.
Trump tweeted: “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, 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 your President, who has done more for African Americans (Criminal Justice Reform, Lowest Unemployment numbers in History, Tax Cuts,etc.) than almost any other Pres!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2019
During his acceptance speech for Director of the Year for BlacKkKlansman, Lee said: “The 2020 presidential election is around the corner. Let’s all mobilize, let’s all be on the right side of history, let’s choose love over hate, let’s do the right thing.”
Nothing in that was an attack on Trump, but he decided to attack yet another prominent black American. You will recall he called Omarosa Manigault Newman a “crying lowlife dog.” He attacked Rep. Maxine Waters as having a “low IQ.” He went after LeBron James as “dumb.” He led the racist birther movement against Barack Obama and accused him of wiretapping his phones in Trump Tower. He attacked civil rights icon John Lewis and called Rep. Frederica Wilson a liar. He went after Gold Star widow Myeshia Johnson….do I go on?
While Trump rarely misses a chance to criticize his detractors, he's saved some of his sharpest attacks at prominent African Americans, usually belittling their intelligence or questioning their qualifications.
— Mark Murray (@mmurraypolitics) February 25, 2019
Twitter hammers Trump:
Trump is so racist he thinks Spike Lee’s call for people to do the right thing & vote is racist. Thank you, brother Spike, for lifting the call to do the moral thing.
— Rev. Dr. Barber (@RevDrBarber) February 25, 2019
The President’s attack on Oscar winner #SpikeLee is despicable. We should not become numb to spectacle and menace of the leader of our country making public attacks on private citizens, especially when based on deliberately false accusations & racism.
— Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sifill_LDF) February 25, 2019
-calling Mexicans drug dealers and rapists
-calling Black people thugs
-staying silent on the rise in hate crimes
-encouraging white supremacy
You know what would be nice? Electing a NEW President in 2020 who doesn’t have to cheat to “win”. Congrats to Spike Lee. https://t.co/WDoF4UgKTm
— A N G E L A | R Y E (@angela_rye) February 25, 2019
Spike Lee: “2020 is around the corner. Let’s choose love instead of hate”
Trump: “how dare he attack me! That racist!”
Trump knows his name is synonymous with hate.
— elιαѕ тoυғeхιѕ (@EliasToufexis) February 25, 2019
Spike Lee: Let’s all be on the right side of history. Make the moral choice between love versus hate. Let’s do the right thing!
Trump: I feel personally attacked!
— Alt Fed Employee (@Alt_FedEmployee) February 25, 2019
Spike Lee never said your name. Were you watching in case someone did evoke the sickening spirit of your name,synonymous w nothing but disgrace,crime &soullessness?You’ve done nothing for any minority group-not even your dwindling base of poorly educated. You’re demented. Resign
— Lesley Abravanel (@lesleyabravanel) February 25, 2019
Mr. President, Spike Lee said “Make the moral choice between love versus hate” and you took that as an attack on you. I would say your reaction is very telling.
— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) February 25, 2019
Below is Spike Lee's speech. Nothing racist in it. What upset Trump was that Spike encouraged blacks to mobilize and vote. That's a threat to Trump's white supremacist power structure: pic.twitter.com/bXaREFcsRk
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) February 25, 2019
Over the last 3 hours @realDonaldTrump has pathetically tweeted 5 times & retweeted himself twice. He called Spike Lee racist, sent a warning to GOP Senators & attacked Harry Reid who’s battling pancreatic cancer. There is no bottom for this walking dumpster fire.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) February 25, 2019
— Nathaniel Turner (@Nathani60924795) February 25, 2019