Michael Moore is trying to take down Donald Trump in the way he thinks he knows best — through filmmaking. But when in doubt, slander works too.
Moore’s “October surprise” surprised no one when he released an anti-Trump film to very little fanfare. Since that didn’t quite work as expected, the Oscar-winning liberal documentarian altered his course and settled on insulting Americans instead.
In a Rolling Stone interview on Friday, Moore called Trump voters “legal terrorists” because Trump would “blow up the system” and they would “participate in the detonation.”
So, there you go, half of America, Michael Moore, despite being in a party that claims to champion freedom of choice, just called your choice terrorism:
"Legally, you have a right to vote on November 8th. You can go in there and even though you're not necessarily in favor of Trump and you don't like him that much and you know he's a little crazy, you also know he's going to blow up the system. The system that took your job and house away from you. You get to get back at the system now and blow it up and this is the only day you can do it legally. He's told everybody that's what he's going to do. He's the outsider who is going to ride into town and blow up the old way. So you, as a voter, get to participate in the detonation. He's going to get a lot of votes from people who actually just want to sit back and watch the thing blow up."
And the 50% of Americans who are terrorists, as defined by Moore, are throwing support bombs to someone he likens to a pedophile:
"[Y]ou have to protect the population from him like you do with a pedophile. A pedophile doesn't need to be in prison; they're sick. They have to be separated from us so they don't hurt children. But you have to treat it that way."
“We need to stop him,” Moore said. “You can't have a sociopath in the White House and some will disagree with me and say, ‘No, Mike, you're wrong. He is a psychopath.’ I'm not educated enough to know the difference. But he's not a well person and he needs help. And once you realize that he has a mental illness, at that point, if you're a human being with a soul and a conscience, you want him to get help.”
As a die-hard Bernie Sanders supporter, Moore was asked his message to folks like him who are considering a vote for Hillary Clinton:
"Come on. Come on. Let's... [long pause] We're not being asked to vote for Margaret Thatcher or Sandra Day O'Connor or Clarence Thomas. We're being asked to vote for Hillary Clinton and that's a good thing. Really. She's not any of those people. Do we have our problems? Yes. Do we have our disagreements with her? Yes. She is not exciting the base to get out and vote for her. So we, the Bernie revolution, have to help save her from herself. We know how to do this. It's really what's best for the country at this point."
Just last month, Moore was bellyaching that “Trump is gonna win” in hopes that he could rally Sanders supporters behind Clinton. But rest assured, Moore's belly aches no matter who's in office.
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