Seth Meyers on Trump’s Post-Oscars Attack on Spike Lee: ‘Are You Really Calling Someone Else a Racist?’


During his Oscar speech, Spike Lee did not mention President Donald Trump by name even once.

Instead, after winning the Oscar for best adapted screenplay, Lee said this: “Let’s all mobilize…Let’s all be on the right side of history. Make the moral choice between love versus hate. Let’s do the right thing!”

Yet, that didn’t stop Trump from launching a Monday morning attack on Lee, something comedian Seth Meyers did not let go unnoticed in his latest Closer Look.

Early Monday morning, Trump tweeted out this accusing Lee of doing a “racist hit” on “your president”: “Be nice if Spike Lee could read his notes, or better yet not have to use notes at all, when doing his racist hit on your President, who has done more for African Americans (Criminal Justice Reform, Lowest Unemployment numbers in History, Tax Cuts,etc.) than almost any other Pres!”

Meyers noted the fact that it looked like Trump had just assumed in his early morning rant that it was all about him.

“I love that he didn’t mention Trump by name, but Trump heard ‘hate’ and assumed it was about him,” Meyers quipped. “When Trump hears the word hate, it’s like his bat signal.”

“I’m sorry, are you really calling someone else a racist who can’t read notes?” Meyers further joked about Trump’s tweet. “Every time you read off a teleprompter, you sound like an Amazon Echo that fell in the toilet.”

Watch above, via NBC

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