Talking in a brand new interview, the director talked about America’s political future and the way he celebrated the latest election outcome.
Requested how he felt concerning the end result of the latest election, Lee instructed Deadline: “Oh, I’m on Instagram popping a bottle of prosecco. OK, it wasn’t champagne, it was handed to me. Nevertheless it was a wonderful day.
“It’s very unhappy that this man remains to be saying that he gained and attempting to dismantle democracy and his gangsters, co-conspirators, gained’t acknowledge it, loads of them. I’d say [his presidency] was a goddamn disgrace and historical past just isn’t going to be very type to Agent Orange.”
Explaining that it’s too quickly to be complacent, he continued: “Look, right here’s the factor. Irrespective of how dangerous we speak about Agent Orange, it’s even a extra condemning touch upon Individuals as a rustic that 70 million folks voted for this man. That’s a touch upon an America that’s OK with the president saying all Mexicans are rapists, murderers and drug sellers. That’s 70 million individuals who consider it’s OK should you separate moms from their newly born little children, many nonetheless breastfeeding.
Spike Lee. CREDIT: Jason Bell / Netflix
“That’s one of many highest immoral acts: separating mom from toddler little one. Who does that? Nazis? Slave house owners? That’s fuckin’ shameful. That’s a fuckin’ shame and that may be a horrible mark on American democracy.”
Lee then talked about Trump’s pending exit from workplace – set to happen on January 20 following the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden – and the way he thinks he’ll “exit with a bang”.
“This man remains to be in workplace and he nonetheless has the nuclear codes, and it’s extremely conceivable that he’s going to begin one other battle. This man just isn’t going to exit with a whimper, he’s going to exit with a bang. I’m a realist. I simply hope that the generals gave him a pretend code,” Lee joked, earlier than including: “Gave him the bogus, fugazi numbers. Gave him numbers he can keep in mind, like, one, two, three, 4!”
Whereas Twitter has banned Trump completely, his suspension from Fb and Instagram may very well be lifted following Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Supporters of the president took to Capitol Hill last Wednesday (January 6) to protest the certification of Joe Biden’s election victory in Congress, which resulted within the complicated being locked down and close by workplace buildings having to be evacuated.