Trump slams Spike Lee for ‘racist hit on your president’ after director urged people to be on the ‘right side of history’ when voting in 2020
・President Trump went after Oscar winner Spike Lee the morning after Oscars Trump slammed Lee for doing a ‘racist hit on your president’
・Lee urged people to be on the ‘right side of history’ when voting in 2020 in his Academy Award acceptance speech
・Lee was given the best adapted screenplay Oscar for BlacKkKlansman
・Trump argued he’s done more for African Americans than ‘almost any other pres!’
go after (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to try to catch or stop someone “という風に記載されていますね。
You’d better go after her and tell her you’re sorry.
It would be dangerous to go after the killer on your own.
The police went after him but he got away.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” abbreviation for president “という風に記載されていますね。
President Donald Trump slammed Oscar winner Spike Lee on Monday for doing a ‘racist hit on your president’ after the director urged people to be on the ‘right side of history’ when voting in 2020 in his acceptance speech.
Trump also mocked Lee for reading from a yellow sheet of paper in giving his Academy Awards acceptance speech and argued he’s done more for African Americans than ‘almost any other pres!’
‘Be nice if Spike Lee could read his notes, or better yet not have to use notes at all, when doing his racist hit on your President, who has done more for African Americans (Criminal Justice Reform, Lowest Unemployment numbers in History, Tax Cuts,etc.) than almost any other Pres!,’ Trump tweeted Monday morning.
better yet/still (phrase)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” used when you are adding a new idea that you think is better than a good one already mentioned “という風に記載されていますね。
Come for a weekend or, better yet, come for a whole week.
Lee, who captured the best adapted screenplay trophy for BlacKkKlansman, jumped into the arms of presenter, longtime collaborator and close friend Samuel L. Jackson when he took the stage Sunday to accept his award with Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, and Kevin Willmott.
The audience gave him a standing ovation.
Lee, in his speech, called on people to mobilize in the upcoming presidential election.
‘The 2020 presidential election is around the corner. Let’s all mobilize. Let’s all be on the right side of history. Make the moral choice between love versus hate. Let’s do the right thing! You know I had to get that in there,’ he said.
around the corner (phrase)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” coming very soon “という風に記載されていますね。
Spring is just around the corner.
It’s still cold today, but spring is just around the corner.
Trump has long expressed frustration with his lack of support among African Americans.
He frequently touts low black unemployment during his presidency as he did last week at a White House event honoring Black History Month.
In January, African American unemployment rose slightly to 6.8 percent.
The president, in his remarks, praised the contribution of black leaders.
‘From the earliest days of this nation, African American leaders, pioneers, and visionaries have uplifted and inspired our country,’ he said.
But Trump has also been accused of stoking racial tensions, particularly after the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville in 2017.
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough slammed Trump ‘the most racist president in modern American history’ for his criticism of Lee.
‘The most racist president in modern American history who reads teleprompter worse than any national figure alive is attacking a black man for being “racist” and reading from notes Churchill read from notes. FDR read from notes. Reagan read from notes. Wow,’ he wrote on Twitter.
Lee, a veteran filmmaker, had waited a long time to be recognized by his peers in the movie industry beyond the honorary Oscar he received in 2016 for his contributions to movies.
Lee had received two previous nominations, for the 1997 documentary ‘4 Little Girls’ and for 1989’s ‘Do The Right Thing.’
On stage, as he won his award, Lee was the epitome of excitement.
To tout (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” to advertise, talk about, or praise something or someone repeatedly, especially as a way of encouraging people to like, accept, or buy something: “という風に記載されていますね。
The minister has been touting these ideas for some time.
He is being widely touted as the next leader of the party.
She’s being touted as a possible challenger for the title.
Cambridge dictionaryによると ” a person who has the ability to imagine how a country, society, industry, etc. will develop in the future and to plan in a suitable way “ という風に記載されていますね。
a visionary author
She was a social reformer, a true visionary.
Every company needs its visionaries.
a visionary artist
To uplift (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to make someone feel happier or more hopeful “という風に記載されていますね。
To stoke (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” to encourage bad ideas or feelings in a lot of people: “という風に記載されていますね。
He’s been accused of stoking up racial hatred in the region.
Rumours of an emergency meeting of the finance committee stoked the atmosphere of crisis.
After unleashing an expletive as he warned Oscar producers not to put a clock on his speech, Lee noted that his award came during Black History Month, and recited a litany of facts, among them the 400-year-old enslavement of Africans and transport to America.
‘The word today is ‘irony.’ The date, the 24th. The month, February, which also happens to be the shortest month of the year, which also happens to be Black History month. The year, 2019. The year, 1619. History. Her story. 1619. 2019. 400 years. Four hundred years. Our ancestors were stolen from Mother Africa and bought to Jamestown, Virginia, enslaved. Our ancestors worked the land from can’t see in the morning to can’t see at night’ he said, reading his speech for a yellow sheet of paper.
‘Before the world tonight, I give praise to our ancestors who have built this country into what it is today along with the genocide of its native people. We all connect with our ancestors. We will have love and wisdom regained, we will regain our humanity. It will be a powerful moment. The 2020 presidential election is around the corner. Let’s all mobilize. Let’s all be on the right side of history. Make the moral choice between love versus hate. Let’s do the right thing! You know I had to get that in there,’ he concluded.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” a rude word that you use when you are angry, annoyed, or upset that might offend some people “という風に記載されていますね。
She dropped the book on her foot and let out a row/string of expletives.
To unleash (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to do or to cause something that has a very powerful or harmful effect “という風に記載されていますね。
The new tax laws have unleashed a storm of criticism.
At worst, nuclear war could be unleashed.
a litany of (noun)
Cambridge dictionaryによると ” a long list of unpleasant things, especially things that are repeated: “ という風に記載されていますね。
The manufacturers are reported to have received a litany of complaints from dissatisfied customers.
a depressing litany of complaints
Macmillan Dictionaryによると “the murder of large numbers of people belonging to a particular race “という風に記載されていますね。
victims of genocide
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