Donald Trump calls Spike Lee racist following Oscar speech

Spike Lee keeps on winning.

In addition to taking home his first Oscar for BlacKkKlansman at last night’s 91st Academy Awards — and voicing our frustrations over Green Book winning — the veteran filmmaker also managed to piss off President Donald Trump with his acceptance speech.

“When we regain our humanity it will be a powerful moment,” Lee told the crowd at the Dolby Theatre. “The 2020 election is around the corner – let’s all mobilize and be on the right side of history. Make the moral choice between love versus hate,” referencing his own film, 1989’s Do the Right Thing.

Shocker: the Commander in Chief has since offered his own two cents.

“Be nice if Spike Lee could read his notes,” Trump tweeted early Monday morning, “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!”

(Read: 2019 Academy Award Winners: The Complete List)

Even though this tweet carries about as much truth as Bohemian Rhapsody, it holds a lot of weight for Lee, who’s been wanting Trump to check out BlacKkKlansman since it was first released last August. “I want the guy in the White House to see it too,” Lee told Reuters at the time. “I don’t say his name though.”

Here’s hoping he wins there, too. For more of Lee’s thoughts on Trump, revisit our recent interview with the filmmaker in which he discusses everything from the ramifications of unchecked nostalgia to why America is currently in an age of living dangerously.

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

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