The Evening Standard

Spike Lee calls Trump a gangster for his protest response

June 3, 2020


Spike Lee has slammed Donald Trump branding him a ‘gangster’ in response to the current protests in the US following the death of George Floyd. Floyd, a 46-year-old father, died after a police officer was filmed kneeling on his neck, sparking Black Lives Matter protests around the globe. Now filmmaker Lee has shared his thoughts, saying people in the US are angry because they ‘live every day in this world where the system is not set up for you to win’. The Do the Right Thing director, who has long been a vocal opponent of Mr Trump, told the BBC: ‘He’s a gangster, he’s trying to be a dictator.