Spike Lee Compares Black Trump Supporters to House Slaves

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 06: Spike Lee speaks onstage during the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Denzel Washington at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for WarnerMedia) 610265
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Hollywood director Spike Lee took to Instagram to attack a group of black Donald Trump supporters, essentially comparing them to house slaves.

On Monday, the BlackkKlansman director remarked on a photo of several black civic and religious leaders praying with President Trump inside the White House. Lee used the photo as an opportunity to attack both the president and his guests.

“Massa, We Love You, Massa. We Gonna Pray Fo’ You Massa”. Singing- “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” Lee wrote smearing the Trump supporters with racial language; “massa” being how some slaves referred to slave masters.

The photo Lee used on his post came from a meeting, of black Trump supporters last Thursday in the White House where they laid hands on the president and prayed with him.

“In every field, every generation, and every calling, African-Americans have lifted up our nation to new heights — and, like all citizens, you are entitled to a government that puts your needs, your interests, and your families first,” Trump said during the event.

But recent polls find that there is growing support for President Donald Trump in the black community. For instance, a recent survey of black voters found that support for the president has grown by 50 percent and a large number are unhappy with the Democrat Party.

It appears that Lee is insulting many more Americans than he realizes.

Those in attendance at Trump’s meeting were Alveda King, actor Isaiah Washington, World Boxing Champion Andre Berto, former NFL player and entrepreneur Jack Brewer, Pastor Darrell Scott, Lynette Hardaway, and Rochelle Richardson, a.k.a. “Diamond and Silk,” Black Voices for Trump advisory board members Paris Denard, Deneen Borelli, and David Harris Jr., and author and activist Candace Owens.

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