Despite publicly criticizing Mitt Romney for being unable to “hang” with President Barack Obama, controversial director Spike Lee recently told Vulture that when he met the conservative politician at Reagan National Airport a few years ago the two shook hands.
“I was just in D.C. and he was there and he said, ‘What’s up, Spike?’” Lee recalled. “I said, ‘What’s happening, Mitt?’ We were in line getting something to eat. So I said what’s up and shook hands.”
Lee, an outspoken Obama supporter, told Vulture that although he believes the presidential election is going to be “very, very, very close,” at the end of the day, it may come down to Romney’s religion.
This isn’t the first time the director has been frank about his politics. “Once we get to the debates my man is going to tear him up!” Lee said in a June interview with GQ.com. “It’s going to be obvious who should lead this country for the next four years once they go head to head, toe to toe, elbow to elbow, butt to butt. And I don’t think Mr. Romney can hang with him. He just can’t!”
Lee, whose new film, “Red Hook Summer,” hits theaters in August, says that when Election Day comes, voters will be asking themselves one question: “Am I better now than I was before?”