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Meghan McCain Defends Spike Lee Against Attack From ‘Reality Show President’: ‘Art is Political’

As The View opened their Monday show with a recap of the Oscars, the conversation inevitably came around to President Donald Trump‘s attack on Spike Lee for his speech after winning the Best Adapted Screenplay.

In response to Lee’s call for viewers to be “on the right side of history” in 2020, Trump accused the BlacKkKlansman director of taking a “racist hit” against him. The panel wondered how exactly Lee’s comments constituted a “racist hit” on Trump — with Joy Behar snarking, “if the shoe fits and you think every little remark about you is racist, maybe you oughta look in the mirror.”

Meghan McCain also spoke in defense of Lee, saying “art is political” and that award shows should shrug off critics who say they’re are getting too political.

“We have a reality show president. He’s using his time this way and I don’t understand what the problem is, and I wish the Oscars and all awards shows would lean into it a little bit. These are tumultuous times and we are in a pool that we say controversial things all the time. It’s not so bad, life does go on, and it’s okay for people to speak their truth when they get an award.”

Abby Huntsman rounded off the discussion by cautioning Trump, “Don’t go after Spike Lee. It’s not going to end well.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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