Published August 23, 2010
"I don't know why Obama ever trusted these BP guys! They would lie to their mothers," Lee opines to GQ's Mark Healy. "[Former BP president Tony] Hayward does not give a [bleep]. The thing we don't talk about is that 11 Americans lost their lives and it took seven weeks to invite their families to the White House. I'm not trying to bash my man, but that's a long time."
Lee also blamed "environmental racism" for the slow response: "If this oil spill would have reached the Hamptons, Martha's Vineyard [where Spike summers], Cape Cod, that [bleep] would have been fixed."
The director was just finishing his latest documentary, "If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise" (the follow-up to his HBO film on Hurricane Katrina, "When the Levees Broke"), when the oil spill forced him back to the editing room.