Spike Lee had some choice words for President Obama in his recent interview with GQ. He accused the President of mishandling the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and pulled a race card we’ve never even heard of.
GQ asked Spike what he thought President Obama should have done differently to handle the oil spill. Lee said:
“Before this catastrophe, our president was in favor of offshore drilling. And when this thing happened, he backtracked real quick. [pauses] I don’t know why Obama ever trusted these BP guys! They would lie to their mothers. [Former BP CEO]Hayward does not give a f*ck. The thing we don’t talk about is that eleven Americans lost their lives and it took seven weeks to invite their families to the White House. I’m not trying to bash my man, but that’s a long time.”
Lee also blamed “environmental racism” for the slow response:
“If this oil spill would have reached the Hamptons, Martha’s Vineyard [where Spike summers], Cape Cod, that sh*t would have been fixed.” It’s this thing called environmental racism. Now, I have a summer home in Martha’s Vineyard, but I don’t got the political clout.”