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Trump slams Spike Lee for ‘racist’ Oscars speech after 2020 plea

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President Donald Trump slammed director Spike Lee for launching a “racist hit on him” at Sunday’s Academy Awards, during which Lee called on Americans to “mobilize” and “be on the right side of history.”

Lee told the Oscars audience: “The 2020 presidential election is around the corner. Let’s all mobilize, let’s all be on the right side of history.

“Make the moral choice between love versus hate. Let’s do the right thing,” he added, without mentioning Trump’s name at all.

Watch the speech below.

Trump responded in a Monday morning tweet: “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!”

It is not clear what in Lee’s speech Trump considers racist.

Lee made the speech after winning an award for Best Adapted Screenplay for “BlacKkKlansman,” which overtly links the Trump administration to racism and the KKK in early 1970s America.

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