Filmmaker Michael Moore warns of 2016 redux, says Trump support is ‘OFF THE CHARTS’
In a Facebook post last week, the activist raised questions about Joe Biden's election strategy, warning of a repeat of the 2016 election
“Are you ready for a Trump victory?”
This is not an affirmation of celebration from a Donald Trump supporter, but a warning from filmmaker Michael Moore. The Oscar-winning documentary director posted on social media that signs are pointing to a Trump reelection come November.
Moore, an avid critic of the president and advocate of Sen. Bernie Sanders, took to his Facebook page to let his followers know that history may be repeating itself as the president’s poll numbers rise in swing states that will be critical to winning the electoral college.
“Sorry to have to provide the reality check again, but when CNN polled registered voters in August in just the swing states, Biden and Trump were in a virtual tie,” Moore wrote. “In Minnesota, it’s 47-47. In Michigan, where Biden had a big lead, Trump has closed the gap to 4 points.”
The filmmaker feels that Democrats’ lack of campaigning in said swing or battleground states — Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin — is the same flaw that may have doomed Hilary Clinton in the 2016 election.
“The Biden campaign just announced he’ll be visiting a number of states— but not Michigan. Sound familiar?”
Former Vice President Joe Biden said at a fundraiser Thursday, the same day of Moore’s post, that he would begin traveling to hold campaign events since the coronavirus pandemic limited his campaign, including the Democratic National Convention, to virtual outreach. Wisconsin, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Arizona are being considered for stops, according to NBC-affiliate KARE in Minneapolis.
The in-person events will be done in “a way that is totally consistent with being responsible,” Biden said, the outlet reports.
Moore warned against overconfidence among Democrats and left-leaning voters leading up to November.
“Are you mentally prepared to be outsmarted by Trump again,” Moore continued. “Do you find comfort in your certainty that there is no way Trump can win? Are you content with the trust you’ve placed in the DNC to pull this off?”
The warning even caught approval from Trump himself, who on Sunday reshared a Twitter post referencing Moore’s message.
“Michael knows!!!” said Trump, who is firing on all cylinders with the November election nearing.
Additionally, Moore wrote that Trump’s popularity among his supporters has increased, in comparison to the supporters for Democratic nominee Biden.
“I’m warning you almost 10 weeks in advance. The enthusiasm level for the 60 million in Trump’s base is OFF THE CHARTS! For Joe, not so much.”
The Bowling For Columbine director concluded his post by urging readers to vote and rally others to do the same.
“Don’t leave it to the Democrats to get rid of Trump. YOU have to get rid of Trump,” Moore stated.
“WE have to wake up every day for the next 67 days and make sure each of us are going to get a hundred people out to vote. ACT NOW!”
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