Famous movie director and unapologetic self-proclaimed ambassador to the New York Knicks, Spike Lee, is predominantly known for movies like Do the Right Thing, Inside Man and 25th Hour.
If Lee’s movies aren’t already of any indication, he’s a diehard anti-Republican liberal. He slammed former-President George W. Bush for his lack of federal action when Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans in his documentary When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts.
And although Lee is anti-Trump, his most recent comments about Hillary Clinton’s entitled arrogance will certainly surprise you.
“Filmmaker Spike Lee unleashed a flurry of personal insults at President Donald Trump and revealed why Hillary Clinton was wrong to think she was “entitled” to the presidency in an interview this week.
In a brief conversation with Hollywood Reporter at the Cannes Film Festival, the Do The Right Thing director didn’t mince words about the commander-in-chief: ‘He’s not my president. I call him Agent Orange.’
‘There was some clip I saw yesterday of him dancing with the Saudis that was just ludicrous,’ Lee said about Trump recent foreign trip to Saudi Arabia. ‘Not only is he not a good president, he can’t dance either,’ Lee said while laughing.
‘He could be impeached on his rhythm. He’s the clown with the nuclear codes.’
Lee endorsed Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders for president in a radio ad last February and blasted the Democrat party’s ‘rigged’ primary system.
When asked if he ever came around to supporting Clinton, Lee unloaded on the former frontrunner.
“Have you read the book Shattered? Great book,” Lee said of the new Clinton campaign tell-all, Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign, which offers a blistering behind-the-scenes look at how Hillary Clinton lost the election.
‘Hillary comes with entitlement. They thought they were entitled to this and despite what you might think, you gotta work,’ Lee explained. ‘If you’re chilling at Martha’s Vineyard, and think ‘It’s a done deal.’
But it wasn’t. There’s one thing you can learn from sports. To quote Yogi Bear: ‘It ain’t over ’til it’s over.’ They thought it was theirs. Sh*t don’t work like that.’”
Spike Lee is absolutely right. Hillary Clinton’s arrogance ultimately led to her crushing defeat.
Hillary barely visited the rustbelt and didn’t even visit Wisconsin during her 2016 campaign once.
Meanwhile, then-Republican nominee Trump pounded the pavement and virtually never slept to get his message to Americans who felt they had been forgotten by previous administrations.
Then Lee was asked about Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s recent announcement that he would run in 2020.
“The Chi-Raq director also said he wouldn’t support actor and former professional wrestler Dwayne Johnson as a presidential candidate without first knowing his politics. Johnson’s name has been floated as a possible Democratic contender to take on Trump in 2020.
‘No. Well, I’d need to know how he stood on issues,’ Lee said, adding that Johnson’s presidential ambitions, real or not, comes off as unauthentic, given Trump’s jump from reality TV host to 45th president. ‘The thing is, everyone thinks they can be president. Like, ‘Look, that guy did it.’”
Again, Spike Lee is correct. This notion that President Trump wasn’t qualified for the highest job is absurd. Trump is a brilliant businessman and a professional at deal-making and job creation – and it’s exactly what this country needs.
But not every superstar can do it.