It would appear that Donald Trump has been trumped yet again, and this time the orange-hued billionaire with plenty of puff and posture has been owned by Spike Lee, who reminded the political player that just like the Muslims, Trump too is “a motherf**kin’ immigrant.”
Trump, who has a net worth of $4 billion and is busy crusading for a fair and sharing America, was also accused by Spike Lee in an interview with the Daily Beast of acting like Hitler.
Harsh words indeed, but like his namesake Donald Duck, Trump often comes across as a rather bullish cartoon character who for all his wealth cannot seem to buy a suit or get a haircut that makes him look halfway decent.
And like Donald Duck, Trump often makes a lot of fuss and noise that people laugh at. Is it a mere coincidence that the British use the word Trump as slang for expelling “intestinal gas through the anus”?
However, Walt Disney’s famous big-mouthed duck wasn’t the frontrunner for the Republican nomination for president. Trump is, and his particular brand of p**s and vinegar is leaving a rather distasteful tang in the mouths of many who have taken offense at the big orange man’s vitriolic verbalistic volleys.
Legendary filmmaker Spike Lee is one such person, who finds Trump’s spiel particularly repulsive. Like Trump, Lee is also a New Yorker, but here end any similarities.
“I’m from Brooklyn… I’m not claiming him [Trump]!”
Lee also points to a Black Lives Matter protester being stomped and beaten by Trump’s supporters at one of his rallies as evidence that Trump has been stoking the racial fires since the notorious Central Park five case of the late 1980s.
“They beat the protestor’s a**. And then after he said, ‘He needed to be roughed up!’ Donald might as well just said, ‘F**k his black ass up!’ It’s very scary.”
Lee also takes issue with Trump’s claim that he saw “thousands of Muslims” cheering in Jersey City as the Twin Towers fell on 9/11.
“That was a bald-faced lie. And now he’s saying he read it in The Washington Post, and it just said that a few Muslims were rounded out. S**t, Muslims were getting their asses kicked in this country when that happened!
“That’s why we put that scene in Inside Man where they grab the guy, and he’s yelling, ‘I’m a Sikh! I’m a Sikh!’ Here’s the thing: the United States has perfected the science of the boogeyman. Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanics, Nazis, Soviets, Chinese, and now it’s the Muslims. They’re the new boogeymen.”
Lee also questions Trump’s seemingly prejudiced view that all Muslims are terrorists before mentioning Timothy McVeigh and reminding the big guy that once upon a time he was a ‘motherf**kin’ immigrant’ too.
“Let me ask you a question: If you blow up a federal building, is that a terrorist act? Yes. So is Timothy McVeigh a terrorist?
“So if we want to talk about terrorists, you can’t have this myopic view that all terrorists are Muslims!
“Also, everybody in the United States is a motherf**kin’ immigrant except Native Americans. And another thing — Christopher Columbus Day is gonna be out of here in a couple of years. He was lost! How are you gonna claim to find something when there are people already there? And then the things we did to them.”
The Daily Beast reports that since the 9/11 attacks, out of the 780,000-plus refugees that have been let into the U.S., only three have been linked to terrorism, which as Lee points out, is a fact inconsistent with Trump’s seemingly broad labeling of all refugees as potential terrorists.
“You know what Trump’s saying: ‘They’re thinking about it!’ [Laughs] And he wants to close down mosques now. That’s like the Nazis. That’s like Hitler, Mussolini, the Axis Powers. You can’t do that!”
What Trump can and cannot do remains to be seen.
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