Winning an award for his 2020 short film New York New York, which was filmed during the coronavirus pandemic, Lee reflected on the riot and said the country needed to come together at the “crossroads” they find themselves at.
“It’s a very sad day in the history of America,” the director said. “We’re at the crossroads now… and everybody please be safe. This is not a game…
“This president Agent Orange will go down in history with the likes of Hitler,” he added, saying that those who supported Trump in his claims of election fraud will be “on the wrong side of history”.
In a recent interview, Lee spoke of Trump’s legacy to Deadline: No matter how bad we talk about Agent Orange [Trump], it’s even a more condemning comment on Americans as a country that 70 million people voted for this guy,” he said.
“That’s a comment on an America that is OK with the president saying all Mexicans are rapists, murderers and drug dealers. That’s 70 million people who believe it’s OK if you separate mothers from their newly born sons and daughters, many still breastfeeding.”
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