Exclusive: Watch Ava DuVernay Rip Into Trump, ‘I Think He’s Clinically Insane’

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 11:  Film director Ava DuVernay speaks during The Fast Company Innovation Festival presentation of OWN Network Co-Presidents Sheri Salata and Erik Logan with Ava DuVernay on November 11, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Fast Company)

Exclusive: Watch Ava DuVernay Rip Into Trump, ‘I Think He’s Clinically Insane’

She also reacts to LeBron's epic shade against POTUS.

Published September 28, 2017

Donald Trump has been making headlines since the beginning of his term for reasons largely unrelated to his efforts working for the American people, and his outrage-inducing tweets have caught the concern of Emmy-winning director Ava DuVernay.

The filmmaker has a firm theory as to why Trump is the way he is.

Tony Anderson of BET Breaks caught up with DuVernay at a recent event, where she unapologetically dished on the POTUS' mental state.

"I think he’s insane," she said. "And not in a flippant way — I think he’s mentally challenged, the actual clinical term of insane."

The Queen Sugar showrunner, who recently cleaned house at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys, added that his tactics of using his privilege — on both the racial and gender-related fronts — are sheer indicators that he should be examined.

"I think there needs to be medical attention paid to him and this is not being flip, like we’re dealing with someone who has somehow, through racism and patriarchy and misogyny, clawed his way to the top of our political spectrum," she continued. She also gave MAJOR props to NBA star LeBron James for his tweets against Trump following the President's comments about the NBA.

Watch Ava go off as only she can, above.

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo: Brad Barket/Getty Images for Fast Company)


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