In an interview at the 74th Cannes Film Festival, filmmaker and activist Spike Lee said he believes the world is “run by gangsters” like “Agent Orange” — i.e., former President Donald Trump — and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Responding to a Georgian journalist’s emotional question about Russian oppression in her country, Lee replied, “This world is run by gangsters — Agent Orange, the guy in Brazil [president Jair Bolsinaro] and Putin. They’re gangsters, and they’re gonna do what they want to do. They have no morals and no scruples. And we have to speak out against gangsters like that.”
This echoes Lee’s previous juvenile insult, while accepting an award from the New York Film Critics Circle in June, that “President Agent Orange will go down in history with the likes of Hitler.”
“The whole world is laughing at the United States of America, the so-called cradle of democracy,” Lee had whined in his acceptance speech. “I hope to God that I’m wrong, but people are gonna get killed behind this bullshit. This president, President Agent Orange [Donald Trump], will go down in history with the likes of Hitler. These guys — all his boys — they’re going down on the wrong side of history.”
It’s too bad that celebrities like Lee, who live in the most well-cushioned, Progressive bubble in the entire world, have such a megaphone to spread their uninformed, anti-American bile.