"Since [President Trump] has entered the White House, it's not even a whistle, it's a bullhorn," Lee said. "We've seen a rise on the right. It's not just America, it's worldwide."
The Oscar nominee talked with CNN's Anderson Cooper on Thursday about his new movie, "BlacKkKlansman", telling the true story of Ron Stallworth, the first African-American detective in Colorado Springs Police Force in the 1970s. It violates how Stallworth, played by John David Washington, succeeds in infiltrating the Ku Klux Clan.
"BlacKkKlansman" will be released Friday one day before a year anniversary of a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, who left counterprotector Heather Heyer's death.
Lee told Cooper that the release date for his latest movie was intentional.
"The United States President had a chance to quit hatred," said the director. "The whole world saw what happened and he did not."
Lee is no stranger to movies about races in America, and gets a notary with movies like "Make Right" and "4 Little Girls".
Cooper continued to ask the director if he would sit down with President Trump as Lee responded curtly "No"
Lee admitted that he refuses to call Trump through his name, instead referring to him as "Agent Orange".
When asked what he hoped the audience would get out of the file, the director answered with a nod to his audience: "I'm very leery to take tags – I respect the public's intelligence too much. "
" But if we only watch this movie and look at the end, we must do it better. "
The movie ends with archive film from the Charlottesville collection.
"It was one of the things we wanted to do, link the past to the present," Lee said.
"We did not want this to be just a history section, although it took place in the 70's, we would still be modern," added Lee. "Many things, say things like that, said long before the 70's where they told them and you hear them today in the dictionary for politics and guys in the office.