Michael Moore Trumpland movie explained Trump election win
Back in October, filmmaker Michael Moore released the surprise documentary Michael Moore in Trumpland, which detailed Hillary Clinton’s strengths as a presidential candidate and also featured a lengthy section on how Donald Trump could win the election.
In the film, which Moore filmed over two days in Ohio in September, the Oscar-winning director explains how voters in swing states like Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Wisconsin — all states won by Trump on Election Day — could put the GOP nominee into power. (Moore called those states “Brexit states.”) Moore’s remarks in the video, which echoed comments he wrote on his website earlier this year, were even picked up by Trump himself, who tweeted out an edited video of the Michael Moore in Trumpland segment, and said he agreed with Moore. (Moore later slammed Trump for promoting the edited video.)
In the wake of Trump’s victory, Moore tweeted, “The American Brexit. In June, Britain voted to leave Europe. Yesterday, America voted to leave America.” Below, read Moore’s full comments from Michael Moore in Trumpland, which provide further context to his post-election tweet.