Donald Trump calls Spike Lee racist following Oscar speech

‘Roma’ Wins Foreign Language Film Oscar

President Trump took to Twitter early Monday to blast the director's speech.

So of course Trump had to take a dump all over it this morning, complaining in a tweet about Lee reading prepared remarks while "doing his racist hit on your President".

Lee's powerful speech was not something he had rehearsed ahead of time, as just before his first ever win - he has previously been awarded an Honorary Oscar - The Daily Show host Trevor Noah spotted the director quickly scribbling down his speech backstage. We all connect with our ancestors.

"The 2020 presidential election is around the corner". Let's all mobilize, let's all be on the right side of history.

Lee was dumbfounded back in 1990 when "Driving Miss Daisy", a movie deemed by many to be egregiously tone deaf on race, won best picture while his widely lauded "Do the Right Thing" couldn´t even muster a nomination.

In his tweet, Trump even criticized Lee's delivery.

"A couple of times I've seen "white savior" comments and I don't think that's true".

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Reportedly initially they were delayed for six hours, and eventually the flight was rescheduled for the next day. According to Toomey, the pair left the airport just after midnight, returning around 10 a.m. on Thursday.

The film had come under scrutiny for factual inaccuracies, according to the Shirley family, but also for what some have deemed the "white saviour" trope, in which a distinctly African-American story is told through the point of view of a non-Black character.

Lee, who flipped Ron Stallworth's book on his own experiences infiltrating the KKK into a motion-picture script, shares the award with co-writers Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, and Kevin Willmott.

Were you glad to see Spike Lee finally win his first Oscar? But in another sense, one can look at the "Green Book" win as a kind of death rattle of those, like Giuliani and others, who want their Hollywood politics to be more palatable. "Every time someone is driving somebody, I lose", he said. "But they changed the seating arrangement".

He recalled that it was her who put him through film school at NYU.

"I do know that the coda of this film, where we saw homegrown, red-white-and-blue terrorism - Heather Heyer, her murder was an American terrorist act, when the President of the United States did not refute, did not denounce the Klan, the alt-right and Neo-Nazis", Lee noted.

Wessler, Nick Vallelonga, Peter Farrelly, and Brian Currie, winners of Best Picture for 'Green Book, ' pose in the press room during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California.

One person tweeted: 'Remember that time @TheAcademy decided that Green Book was a better film than The favourite, Roma And Blackkklansman?', while another wrote: 'It is quite an achievement to be both a bad movie and a forgettable movie.

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