The director made his comments when he accepted a special award from the New York Film Critics Circle for his short film New York, New York.
Spike Lee has likened Donald Trump to Hitler in an acceptance speech at a film critics awards show, adding that “the whole world is laughing at the United States”.
Trump accused him of a “racist hit on your president” after an earlier acceptance speech by Lee at the 2019 Oscars.
The film was released in May 2020 and Lee described it as a “love letter to its people”.
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