In an exclusive interview with Variety magazine, Spike Lee has given his thoughts to the state of politics when it comes to President Donald Trump and how he feels the president is trying to place doubt on the election before it even takes place. He feels that even if Trump loses the election, he will not leave office and it could lead to a civil war.
“I know they call me “Negrodamus,” but I can’t call this one. And also, Nov. 3, who knows what the world’s going to be like. And they might not be able to declare a winner. This could be a civil war. And we got to come out and vote because this motherf—er is not going to leave, and he’ll say that the vote was invalid or rigged. He’s doing that s— already. He’s laying the groundwork to say the election is bogus.”
The legendary filmmaker also feels that the president’s slogan, “Make America Great Again” is akin to going back to the days of slavery in the United States.
“Roll back the clock. If it was up to him, I’d be singing, “Let my people go.” I’d be singing Negro spirituals, “Wade in the Water,” all types of stuff. Along with stealing the land from Native Americans and genocide, that’s how this country was built.”
But, Lee also feels that the president is “on the wrong side of history. And he should not even talk about Abraham Lincoln.”
The 63-year-old Brooklyn native also speaks about Chadwick Bosman, who recently passed from cancer, and how they were unaware of his illness while they filmed the movie, Da 5 Bloods.
The director also spoke of how “the Black and Brown people of New York City that kept this motherf—er going” during the coronavirus pandemic.
Check out the full interview here.