Spike Lee has warned the world will be "in peril" if President Donald Trump is re-elected.
The US leader is currently performing poorly in polls, but the 63-year-old filmmaker doesn't think that means he'll definitely lose in November's election but warned it will spell disaster around the globe if he stays in office.
He said: "Look, I'm not certain about anything. How do we know he's not going to try to rig the thing again?
"If this guy wins, the world is in peril. Not just the United States Of America. The world."
In Spike's new movie, Da 5 Bloods, premiering on Netflix on Jun 12, one of the characters brands the president "that Klansman in the Oval office", and the filmmaker thinks the former Apprentice star is "sympathetic" to the white supremacy organisation and branded Trump the "worst president" in history.
He told the new issue of GQ Hype magazine: "I mean, he has those tendencies. He sided with the Klan in Charlottesville. He's sympathetic to their cause.
"[He will] go down in history as the worst president of the United States Of America."
Demonstrations have been sweeping the globe in the wake of the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minnesota, and the Oscar-winning filmmaker admitted he thinks Trump has "turned up" the behaviour of such cops.
He said: "He's turned it up. But you know, this did not just start with Agent Orange. But also, be careful. I'm not trying to get him off the hook. He's turned it up. He's turned up the flames."
Meanwhile, amid the coronavirus pandemic, Spike is staying at home as much as possible and admitted it will be a long time before he feels safe.
He said: "Sometimes. I ride a bike two or three times a week. And just keep my head low. Wearing a mask. Gloves. Day by day...
"Not just cinemas. Going to a baseball game. Going to a basketball game. Broadway. You know, for me, I'm not rushing."
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