Michael Moore Calls Out Donald Trump Over Edited 'Trumpland' Video
UPDATE: Michael Moore has called out Donald Trump for sharing a “doctored” clip from Michael Moore in Trumpland that makes it sound like the Oscar-winning filmmaker is supporting the GOP presidential nominee.
“I can’t keep taking Trump’s voters $$. Folks, your leader has deceived u again: “Michael Moore In TrumpLand” is a funny love poem to Hillary,” Moore wrote on Twitter. He then retweeted Trump’s post on the video, adding, “Look at this Orwellian tweet by Trump! Donald, u either haven’t seen my movie or u are conning your followers. The clip u show u doctored.”
As pointed out below, the clip Trump shared this week features Moore discussing the Republican candidate’s supporters, and includes Moore’s explanation as to why Trump has struck a nerve with his base. The clip ends with Moore saying, “Trump’s election is going to be the biggest ‘f— you’ ever recorded in human history. And it will feel good.”
But the full context of the segment as it’s presented in Trumpland paints a different picture. “And it will feel good. For a day. Maybe a week. Possibly a month. And then? Like the Brits, who wanted to send a message, so they voted to leave Europe. Only to find out, that if you voted to leave Europe, you actually have to leave Europe. And now they regret it.” Moore concludes his thoughts by calling Trump the “last President of the United States.”
Read the original EW article on the out-of-context video below.
EARLIER: Donald Trump tweeted out an audio clip of Michael Moore on Thursday, where the filmmaker discusses why Trump has received such support through the presidential election. “I agree, [Michael Moore],” Trump wrote. “To all Americans, I see you & I hear you. I am your voice. Vote to #DrainTheSwamp w/ me on 11/8.”
The only problem? The video ends before Moore finishes his monologue and claims Trump would be “the last President of the United States.”
The segment comes from Michael Moore in Trumpland, Moore’s new documentary which the director produced in secret and released last week. In the film, Moore discusses Trump supporters. “I know a lot of people in Michigan who are planning to vote for Trump, and they don’t necessarily like him that much, and they don’t necessarily agree with him,” Moore says in the clip Trump tweeted out. “They’re not racists and rednecks. They’re actually pretty decent people. So I wanted, after talking to a number of them, I wanted to write this.”
From there, Moore begins a speech that highlights Trump’s outreach to the disenfranchised voters in Michigan and other battleground states by speaking to their fears about the economy.
“Whether Trump means it or not is kind of irrelevant because he’s saying the things to people who are hurting. And it’s why every beaten-down, nameless, forgotten working stiff who used to be part of what was called the middle class loves Trump,” Moore says. “He is the human Molotov cocktail that they’ve been waiting for. The human hand grenade that they can legally throw into the system that stole their lives from them.”
As Moore explains, the result could lead to an election day where Trump supporters cast their ballots for the GOP nominee as a “f— you.”
“They see that the elites, who ruined their lives, hate Trump. Corporate America hates Trump. Wall Street hates Trump. The career politicians hate Trump. The media hates Trump – after they loved him, and created him, and now hate him. Thank you, media. The enemy of my enemy is who I’m voting for on November 8th,” Moore says, adding “Trump’s election is going to be the biggest ‘f— you’ ever recorded in human history. And it will feel good.”
That’s where the clip Trump praised ends, but it’s not where Moore’s speech stops in the film. He continues: “And it will feel good. For a day. Maybe a week. Possibly a month. And then? Like the Brits, who wanted to send a message, so they voted to leave Europe. Only to find out, that if you voted to leave Europe, you actually have to leave Europe. And now they regret it.”
Moore goes on to cite the Brexit response — and how more than 4 million people signed a petition to hold another “do-over” election after the result was announced this summer — before tying it back to a possible Trump victory.
“So when the rightfully angry people of Ohio and Michigan and Pennsylvania and Wisconsin find out after a few months in office that President Trump wasn’t going to do a damn thing for them, it’ll be too late for them to do anything about it,” Moore says. “But I get it. You wanted to send a message. You had righteous anger, and justifiable anger. Well, message sent. Good night, America. You just elected the last President of the United States.”
Michael Moore In Trumpland is out now in limited release and available via iTunes. Read Trump’s tweet below.