Before American citizens headed to the polls, Michael Moore gave his grave forecast for the outcome of the election. It now appears his prediction was right: a vote for Donald Trump would transpire to be the “biggest f**k you in human history”.
Mr Trump has defied the polls, strategists, the media and expectations in an increasingly tense election night which saw him win key battleground swing states such as Ohio and Florida and poll ahead throughout the majority of the night.
When Moore presented his latest offering Michael Moore in Trump Land he gave accompanying speech where in the first half he predicted a Trump presidency and gave honest reasons why that will happen:
“They’ve lost their jobs, the banks foreclosed, next came the divorce and now the wife and kids are gone, the car’s been repoed. They haven't had a vacation in years, they’re stuck with the sh***y bronze plan where you can’t even get a f***ing Percocet. They’ve essentially lost everything they have except one thing […]: the right to vote. They might be penniless, they might be homeless, they might be f**ked over and f**ked up - it doesn't matter because it’s equalised on that day.
“On 8 November, the dispossessed will walk into the voting booth […] and put a big f**king X in the box next to the name of the man who has threatened to upend and overturn the very system that ruined their lives. Donald J. Trump."
It was what Mr Trump apparently knew all along, as used Moore’s forecast sharing it on Twitter and writing: “I agree. To all Americans, I see you and I hear you. I am your voice.”
Mr Trump had neglected to include the rest of Moore’s monologue which warned that while the initial “f*** you!” might feel extremely satisfying initially, the protest style vote will soon sting.
Moore likened a potential Trump victory to the result of Brexit, referring to the phenomenon dubbed “Bregret” – when people who voted for Brexit immediately began to regret their decision as the markets and pound crumbled, Scotland vowed to have a second independence referendum and the resounding political chaos which happened when the Prime Minister resigned as well as number of prominent Leave politicians.
“It will feel good. For a day, or 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 vote to leave Europe you, actually have to leave Europe.
“And now they regret it. All the Ohioans, Pennsylvanians, Michiganders and Wisconsinites of Middle England, right, they all voted to leave and now they regret it.
“And over four million of them signed a petition to have a do-over, they want another election, but It's not going to happen. Because you used the ballot as an anger management tool. And now you're f****d. And the rest of Europe. They're like, Bye Felicia.
“So when the rightfully angry people of Ohio, Michigan, 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 will be too late to do anything about it.
“But I get it, you wanted to send a message, and righteous anger, justifiable anger. Well, that’s you set. Goodnight America. You’ve just elected the last president of the United States."
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