Michael Moore still thinks that a celebrity who lives in the most airtight bubble on earth -- Hollywood celebrity -- and spends his spare time fundraising for the ACLU so that average Americans can have their religious freedoms curtailed could win the presidency in the age of Trump. That celebrity is Tom Hanks, a likeable enough guy, but President Hanks? Um, no.
In a sit-down on the ABC jabber-fest The View Thursday morning, Moore pushed Democrats to run a “beloved American” in the 2020 race, preferably a celebrity.
“The celebrities on our side, first of all, are smart,” Moore said. HA HA HA HA HA HA! Good one, Michael! Wait, you were serious?
“If we ran Al Franken, run Tom Hanks… Who wouldn’t vote for Tom Hanks for President of the United States? Come on. Oprah!”
Co-host Jedediah Bila noted rightly that Americans believe celebrities are out of touch with the needs of everyday Americans. Moore disagreed.
“Wrong,” he countered. “We’re on TV right now. Americans love celebrities.”
That's just stupid. Americans love celebrities that stick to entertaining, not those who presume to lecture them about what to do and what to think.
Moore has previously pushed Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to run in 2020 and suggested back in June that Hollywood needs to get in the race.
“Democrats always shy away from Hollywood, and I always say to them, ‘Really?’ Because out where I live, people love Hollywood!” he told Variety in an interview. “They love the movies. They love stars. The Republicans run Reagan, they run Schwarzenegger. Gopher from The Love Boat was elected to Congress in Iowa. They run Sonny Bono. Why don’t the Democrats run somebody that people love?”
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg also seems to be preparing to run.