Trump Accuses Spike Lee Of ‘Racist Hit’ Against Him During Oscars Speech

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: Spike Lee accepts the Adapted Screenplay award for 'BlacKkKlansman' onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (... HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: Spike Lee accepts the Adapted Screenplay award for 'BlacKkKlansman' onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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February 25, 2019 8:19 a.m.

President Donald Trump accused director Spike Lee of using his Oscars acceptance speech to make a “racist hit” against the President Sunday night.

Lee, who along with three others won the best adapted screenplay Oscar for “BlacKkKlansman,” traced his family’s origins to the first slaves brought to America from Africa in his speech and called on the audience to “mobilize” for 2020 to “regain our humanity.”

“Let’s all be on the right side of history,” he said “Make the moral choice between love versus hate. Let’s do the right thing! You know I had to get that in there.”

He did not mention Trump by name.

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