Michael Moore dropped some unwelcome news on the audience of the latest edition of Real Time with Bill Maher. The liberal documentary filmmaker freely admitted that his worst nightmare was going to come to pass — a Donald Trump victory this November.
During the panel’s discussion of how “crazy” the RNC crowd seemed, particularly the “Guilty!” chants directed at Hillary Clinton and led by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Michael Moore stepped forward as the “buzzkill.”
“To millions and millions of Americans, this was music to their ears,” Moore said.
“And one of the things that I’ve been concerned about this week, is that we’re all sitting in our bubble having a good laugh at this, as you (Maher) say, s*** show, but the truth is that this plays to a lot of people that he has to win to become the next President, and I have to say, I’m sorry to be the buzzkill here so early on, but I think Trump is going to win.”
At this point, boos erupted in the audience, but Maher stepped in.
“No, I’m glad you said this,” Maher said. “Because the enemy is complacency. Say it every day. He certainly could win.”
Michael Moore then shared his experience as a person living in the “rust belt” of Michigan and how taken people in his area were with Trump’s message of bringing jobs back from Mexico.
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“It’s going to be the Brexit strategy,” Moore said. “The middle of England is Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and Pennsylvania, and Mitt Romney lost by 64 electoral votes the total electoral votes of those four states in the Rust Belt — 64.”
Michael Moore believes that all Trump has to do is win those four states and that his message to the Ford workers during the primary season that he would tariff Ford cars until they brought the plant back to Michigan resonated with voters.
He said, “I’m telling you right now they moved this factory to Mexico. I’m putting a tariff on the cars, and that’s it.’ And it was music to people’s ears. And more people in the Michigan primary voted Republican than Democrat in the primary this year. That should be disturbing to everybody.”
While it’s clear the Fahrenheit 9/11 director isn’t ready to join the Trump train, the fact that he is now frightened about it says something for the Donald’s gathering momentum amid the Republican National Convention.
The two questions that now remain are will it last, and can Hillary Clinton neutralize Trump’s improvement at the polls with her own Democratic National Convention bounce?
Of course, it is too early to tell where voter sentiments will be by November, but Michael Moore agreed with Bill Maher that complacency on the left would be how Trump waltzes into the White House.
In the closing moments of the discussion with Maher and panelists Joy-Ann Reid and Dan Savage, he had this to say.
“On election morning, the angry white male voters — white men over 35 — are only 19 percent of the country but that’s 40 million voters, and I’m telling you, they are going to be out there — rabid, excited [and ready to vote].”
The full video is now up on the Real Time with Bill Maher YouTube channel at this link.
Conservatives on Twitter were definitely celebrating the comments of Michael Moore.
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What do you think about the comments of Michael Moore? Is he right that Trump is going to win, or is there nothing for the left to “worry” about? Sound off in the comments section.