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Meghan McCain defends Spike Lee's Oscars speech, after Trump slams it as a 'racist hit'

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Meghan McCain and her fellow co-hosts on The View weighed in on Spike Lee’s acceptance speech at the Oscars and on President Trump’s response that it constituted a “racist hit” against him.

Lee’s speech, in accepting the award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his film BlacKkKlansman, ended with this:

“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!”

Although his name was never mentioned, Trump took Lee’s words as a personal attack and responded in kind with a tweet:

McCain, who usually represents a more conservative perspective on the show, came to Lee’s defense on Monday.

“Art is political. I’m on a different side than he is politically, but I like people taking time when they have a moment to,” McCain said. “I’m not one of these people that’s like everybody in Hollywood should shut the blank up. I actually think we have a reality show president. He’s using his time this way, and I don’t understand what the problem is, and I wish the Oscars and all awards shows would lean into it a little bit. These are tumultuous times, and we are in a pool that we say controversial things all the time. It’s not so bad, life does go on, and it’s OK for people to speak their truth when they get an award.”

Twitter observers were also quick to react to Trump’s message.

Others supported the president and suggested that awards shows should stick to handing out awards.

Check out what attendees on the red carpet had to say about whether or not politics belong at the Oscars:

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