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WATCH: Spike Lee Tells Al Sharpton Senators Will ‘Burn In Hell’ For Acquitting Trump
US film director Spike Lee (R) and wife Tonya Lewis Lee arrive for the world premiere of Disney's "Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California on December 16, 2019.
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Academy Award-winning filmmaker and far-left activist Spike Lee told MSNBC’s Al Sharpton that senators will “burn in hell” if they acquit Trump.

“Let me ask you a question,” Lee said, as reported by Fox News. “Did they have to put their hands on the Bible when they took the vow?”

“I don’t know if they had a Bible out there but I think that they had the Bible up on the podium,” Sharpton responded. “Why do you ask?”

Erupting into laughter, Lee answered, “They’re going to burn in hell if they put their hand on that Bible.”

As Lee went on, he said that Republicans will be “struck by lightning,” arguing that history will judge them harshly.

“I wouldn’t want to be standing [next] to none of those guys because they’re gonna be struck by lightning,” Lee said.  “History will say they were on the wrong side of history. The wrong side, the wrong side. So everybody — here’s the thing. I’m not speaking for anybody but myself. This is me speaking, everybody. Whoever comes out of the Democratic convention I’m voting for, because we cannot have another four years of Agent Orange.”

Spike Lee, who has called President Trump a “white supremacist,” has previously played the “wrong side of history” card when referencing the president and his supporters.

“I think that people out there really look in their heart and I truly believe people know what’s right and what’s wrong. You know that.” Lee said in 2019. “And a lot of these people getting behind this guy … they’re gonna be on the wrong side of history with him. … For money? What are you doing it for? I mean … you kneel down before the altar of the almighty dollar, then I guess all bets are off.”

Prior to that, Lee used his Oscar acceptance speech after winning an award for screenwriting last year as a call to oust President Trump from office.

“The 2020 presidential election is around the corner,” said Lee. “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!”

President Trump ripped Lee on Twitter for his “racist hit,” mocking the director for being barely able to read his notes.

“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!” he wrote.

When Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman” lost Best Picture to “Green Book,” he responded like a sore loser and nearly stormed out of the Dolby Theater.

“After presenter Julia Roberts announced ‘Green Book‘ as Best Picture, AP reporter Andrew Dalton was one of several journalists who noticed Lee wave his arms in anger before storming out of the theater,” reported Variety last year. “However, before he could leave, he was stopped at the doors and was forced to return to his seat once the speeches had stopped.”