As he described in a Facebook Live video recording of the protest, people marched in the streets up to Trump Tower and police posted barricades along the sidewalk. “I’m gonna try and go over there and join the people who have formed to protest this racist sociopath on his way to the White House,” he said before heading into Trump Tower.
Moore documented the protest, including his venture behind enemy lines, in the Facebook video. But as he tweeted, Trump never came down. “I was able to get into Trump Tower & deliver him a message: ‘You lost. Step aside,'” he posted to Twitter. “SS took the note I wrote up & went 2 give it to him.”
He later remarked (via The Washington Post) that the visit “went well” and “they didn’t kick me out.”
Initially a supporter of Bernie Sanders, Moore turned his focus to bolstering Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Last month he dropped a surprise documentary called Michael Moore in Trumpland about his one-man show he performed in Ohio. The film focused primarily on how he came to support Clinton.
In the aftermath of Trump’s win, Moore tweeted, “The American Brexit. In June, Britain voted to leave Europe. Yesterday, America voted to leave America.” He followed up, “In one last act of sad historical irony last night, Donald Trump held his victory party in the hotel where Malcolm X spent his final night.”
Watch video of Moore at the New York protest below.