Spike Lee Promotes Latest Film Using Profanity-Laced Tirade Against Trump

Melanie Arter
By Melanie Arter | May 16, 2018 | 1:56 PM EDT

Filmmaker Spike Lee (Screenshot)

Filmmaker Spike Lee launched into a profanity-laced tirade against President Donald Trump while promoting his film “BlaKkKlansmen” at the Cannes Film Festival in France this week.

Lee dropped many f-bombs in calling out the president for his handling of Charlottesville.

“We have a guy in the White House, I’m not even going to say his fucking name. Whose defining moment—it was not just for Americans, but for the world—and that motherfucker was given a chance to say, ‘We are about love, and not hate.’ And that motherfucker did not denounce the fucking Klan, the ‘alt-right,’ and those Nazi motherfuckers. It was a defining moment, and he could have said to the world, ‘Not the United States.’ That we were better than that.”

Contrary to what Spike Lee said, the president did condemn hatred and bigotry on the same day that the violence in Charlottesville occurred and denounced the Ku Klux Klan and white supremacists by name on the Monday afterwards.

As previously reported, Trump denounced the KKK, neo-Nazis, and white supremacists in a speech the Monday after the violence in Charlottesville.

“Racism is evil, and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans,” Trump said.

“As I said on Saturday, we condemn in the strongest possible terms, this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence. It has no place in America, and as I have said many times before, no matter the color of your skin, we all live under the same laws. We all salute the same great flag, and we are all made by the same almighty God,” the president said on Aug. 14, 2017.

“We must love each other, show affection for each other, and unite together in condemnation of hatred, bigotry and violence. We must rediscover the bonds of love and loyalty that bring us together as Americans,” he added.

On Tuesday’s “The Ingraham Angle” on Fox News, civil rights attorney Leo Terrell said he saw nothing wrong with Spike Lee’s language in venting about the president, because Trump uses profanity “all the time.”

“The m-f word, of course you’re going to get huge applause in the elite circles of Cannes. What does that accomplish?” host Laura Ingraham asked.

“What’s wrong with that? I don’t find anything wrong,” Terrell said.

“What’s wrong with it? What if someone on Fox said that about the president of the United States, President Obama?” Ingraham asked.

“Laura, you know Fox fair and balanced. Play the tape. Trump is the king of profanity. He uses profanity all the time. He’s a New Yorker. He loves to engage, so let’s be very clear. Donald Trump is not a choir boy. He uses profanity all the time. He’s a New Yorker. He loves it, and the Republicans look the other way,” Terrell said.

“First of all Leo, I don’t think you think using profanity against any president is the way to move hearts and minds,” Ingraham said.


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