Left-wing Hollywood director and activist Spike Lee believes the world is “run by gangsters” like “Agent Orange” — his moniker for former President Donald Trump — and Russian President Vladimir Putin, making the assertion during an interview at the 74th Cannes Film Festival.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Lee, who is serving as jury president for festival, responded to a “Georgian journalist’s emotional question about Russian oppression in her country” by taking aim at the former president and tossing him in with other “gangster” world leaders, such as Putin.
“This world is run by gangsters — Agent Orange [Donald Trump], the guy in Brazil [president Jair Bolsinaro] and [Russian president Vladimir] Putin. They’re gangsters, and they’re gonna do what they want to do. They have no morals and no scruples,” he said. “And we have to speak out against gangsters like that.”