The president and Michal Moore are not bosom buddies, to be sure. After Donald Trump attacked the film director’s “sad” Broadway project, the real estate billionaire and inexperienced politician received a hefty dose of fire in return on Twitter after he confessed to not being “presidential.”
Donald Trump is constantly under fire, especially on social media where critics can speak directly to the prolific user of the micro-sharing site. Trump has been chided for not being presidential and forgoing past practices of decorum as the leader of the free world.
President Trump unleashed a diatribe on Saturday against the noted filmmaker and longtime Trump critic Michael Moore, according to CBS News. The Republican president assailed Moore — an outspoken Trump critic, liberal activist, and filmmaker of his solo act, The Terms of My Surrender, after the show concluded in a limited run last week.
The Fahrenheit 9/11 director premiered his production back in July at the Belasco Theater. It would run for 12 weeks over 88 appearances. The show, delivered in tongue-in-cheek, was a “mockumentary” of sorts about Moore’s life and his quest to “bring down a sitting president.”
Moore’s anti-Trump project earned a paltry $4.2 million in ticket sales over three months, but fell short of its potential, “translating into less than half of what it could’ve earned with nightly sell-outs in the intimate 1,016 seat theater,” as sources reported.
Forbes wrote that Moore’s show closed to tepid results and critics were largely “underwhelmed.” Theater critic, Jesse Green, wrote that the documentarian’s “shtick has become disagreeable with age.”
The Los Angeles Times’ resident critic, Charles McNulty, said Moore’s work was “difficult to stomach,” which was ironic, as he described, given Moore’s tenure and body of work.
“I have no political beef with Moore, but I found myself cringing at the self-congratulatory applause that would break out when he would utter one of his pieties. And I lost patience with the way he seemed to both want sympathy for being a victim of the right and adulation for being the champion of all mankind.”
Ostensibly, Donald Trump learned about the show’s performance and used the moment to degrade his longtime adversary.
Michael Moore slams Donald Trump for attacking his broadway show https://t.co/kMIvuv24HV— The Independent (@Independent) October 29, 2017
Moore shot back on Twitter in the first of a series of tweets aimed at attacking the president’s time in office and touting the success of the Broadway project.
“You must have my smash hit of a Broadway show confused with your presidency — which IS a total bomb and WILL indeed close early. NOT SAD.”
Moore received help from an unlikely source, another staunch Donald Trump critic, who unleashed a barrage of tweets at the beleaguered president.
The user, @gregoryjdykes, who owns the Twitter account, VetsVote Ret CPO USN, says he’s a military veteran, according to the profile. He responded to Trump’s admission of not being presidential with a list of reasons why.
While not at all presidential I must point out that the Sloppy Michael Moore Show on Broadway was a TOTAL BOMB and was forced to close. Sad!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 28, 2017
It is not Presidential to disrespect Gold Star families— VetsVote Ret CPO USN (@gregoryjdykes) October 28, 2017
Your whole Orange Fat Ass is not Presidential— VetsVote Ret CPO USN (@gregoryjdykes) October 28, 2017
It is not Presidential to hack an Election— VetsVote Ret CPO USN (@gregoryjdykes) October 28, 2017
Its not Presidential to lie on avg 5 times a day— VetsVote Ret CPO USN (@gregoryjdykes) October 28, 2017
It is not Presidential to Obstruct Justice— VetsVote Ret CPO USN (@gregoryjdykes) October 28, 2017
Wow I got the bots going today.— VetsVote Ret CPO USN (@gregoryjdykes) October 29, 2017
It’s not Presidential to have thousands of Russian bots working for you @realDonaldTrump
Its not Presidential to call Nazis Fine People— VetsVote Ret CPO USN (@gregoryjdykes) October 28, 2017
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