Renown African-American Director Spike Lee was seen wearing a shirt with the words “God Protect Robert Mueller” on it during an interview with CNN Friday morning.
The award-winning director has marked himself a staunch critic of President Trump, refusing to refer to him by his name choosing instead to use the nickname “Agent Orange.”
Mueller is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. He is also investigating whether the Trump campaign collaborated with Russia and whether Trump has obstructed justice.
Lee informed CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Thursday that Trump had given the “green light” to racists across the nation.
“Since Trump has gotten into the White House, it is not even a dog whistle, it’s a bullhorn,” Lee said. “We’ve seen a rise to the right. It’s not just America, it’s worldwide.”
The director also stated that he would reject an opportunity to sit down and discuss the issue with Trump.
Lee went on to talk about his new film ”BlacKkKlansman,” which is based on the true story of black detective Ron Stallworth who was able to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan, it is slated for an intentional release just ahead of the anniversary of the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.
“The president of the United States had a chance to denounce hate,” Lee said. “The whole world saw what happened and he didn’t do it.”
Trump faced scrutiny for his cluttered response to a white supremacist rally last year, during which he placed blame on “both sides” for the deadly violence that occurred during the rally.
One person, Heather Heyer, was killed when a deranged man plowed his car into a crowd of counter protestors at the rally. The suspect, James Fields, was later charged with federal hate crimes.
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