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During an expletive-laden rant at the Cannes film festival where the director is promoting his latest movie, Spike Lee lied about President Trump not denouncing racists in Charlottesville.
Addressing the riot in Charlottesville last August, where white supremacists and the left-wing domestic terrorist group Antifa clashed, Lee, using the word “**** in place of Trump’s name, told the following lie to a crowd of “journalists” and fans who ate it up: “The **** did not denounce the motherfucking Klan, the alt-right, and those Nazi motherfuckers.”
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The video bleeps out the language but still might not be safe to listen to in mixed company.
We’re closely following the terrible events unfolding in Charlottesville, Virginia. We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides. It’s been going on for a long time in our country. Not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama, this has been going on for a long, long time. It has no place in America. What is vital now is a swift restoration of law and order and the protection of innocent lives. No citizen should ever fear for their safety and security in our society. And no child should ever be afraid to go outside and play or be with their parents and have a good time.
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Here are the exact words the president used two days later in an August 14 statement:
I just met with FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The Department of Justice has opened a civil rights investigation into the deadly car attack that killed one innocent American and wounded 20 others. To anyone who acted criminally in this weekend’s racist violence, you will be held fully accountable. Justice will be delivered.
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As I said on Saturday, we condemn in the strongest possible terms this...
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