Spike Lee blasts Trump for not condemning the Klan and Alt-Right

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In a passionate, expletive-ridden monologue at the Cannes Film Festival, director Spike Lee lambasted Donald Trump for the U.S. president's response to last year's violent white supremacist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Topher Grace (Topher Grace!) is Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke in BlacKkKlansman, the upcoming film written and directed by Spike Lee and produced by Get Out filmmaker and Key & Peele cofounder Jordan Peele.

Following last year's violent protests, however, Trump said he condemned the "egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence".

"And we have a guy in the White House - I'm not gonna say his f--ing name - who defined that moment not just for Americans but the world, and that motherf--er was given the chance to say we are about love, not hate", Spike told reporters.

While promoting his latest film, "BlacKkKlansman", which is said to have received a 10-minute standing ovation during its Cannes debut, Lee took some time to remind the press about the US President's stance on neo-Nazis, or so-called "white nationalists".

Actor John David Washington, from left, director Spike Lee, and Adam Driver pose for photographers during a photo call for the film "BlacKkKlansman" at the 71st global film festival, Cannes, southern France. Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) becomes the first African-American detective on the Colorado Springs Police Department, but his arrival is greeted with skepticism and open hostility by the department's rank and file.

In Charlottesville a year ago, one woman was killed after thousands of neo-Nazis rallied together and clashed with counter-protestors.

Having already wrapped the film, Lee added the Charlottesville coda after the unrest last summer.

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"I was not gonna put that murder scene in the film without her blessing", Mr.

"I know my heart, I don't care what the critics say or anybody else, but we are on the right side of history with this film".

"We look to our leaders".

He continued: "The United States of America was built upon a genocide of native people, and slavery". As my Brooklyn brother Jay-Z would say, facts.

"This right-wing (expletive) is not just America". "That motherf-er has the nuclear code", he said. It's not black, white, or brown.

I think I count seven "motherfuckers".

"This film, to me, is a wake-up call", he concluded.

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