Michael Moore was one of the few people to accurately predict Donald Trump’s victory. Among pollsters, media commentators and even some members of the Republican party, it was widely considered beyond the bounds of possibility.
Nevertheless, now that he has won, the Oscar-winning documentary-maker and left-wing political commentator, has made it crystal clear he will not be accepting the rise of Mr Trump or resigning it to the annals of history. On the contrary, Moore is planning to lead national protests and planned resistance to disrupt the President-elect’s inauguration in January.
“If by some awful happenstance Trump shows up to be sworn in on January 20th, I will be there helping lead the national protest and non-violently disrupting the inauguration of a man no one other than the electoral college elected - and I'll also be doing my own thing as a private citizen (activities I won't disclose now),” Moore told The Hollywood Reporter.
“This impending disaster requires everyone to get involved now - all hands on deck! This is not a drill!” he concluded.
But Moore, who in July correctly predicted Mr Trump would win the presidential election, also suggested it would be foolish to assume the billionaire property developer would make it to his inauguration at the White House.
“The question assumes [Trump] will be inaugurated. If there's one thing we've learned from this election, don't assume anything that's supposed to happen will,” he said. “If I had told you a year ago that a socialist would win nearly half of all the Democratic primaries and caucuses (22), that would have sounded insane.”
“If I would have told you that a candidate bragging about his sexual assaults or attacking a Gold Star family would be his path to winning, you would have ended this interview.”
“If I would have told you that Donald Trump was going to win, you might have called upon a family member of mine to do an intervention. Oh wait. I did say that! Why was there no intervention?!”
On Wednesday, Moore called for protestors to disrupt Mr Trump’s inauguration on his Twitter account. He shared a link to #DISRUPTJ20, an event which seeks to mobilise protesters against his inauguration.
Since Mr Trump’s victory, Moore has enjoyed something of a renaissance and has become one of the most vocal critics of the President-elect and a hugely popular mouthpiece for those on the left. He has made his rounds on the TV news circuit, discussing the factors behind the seismic election result and its repercussions.
Moore recently suggested Mr Trump was likely to be impeached and suggested he would break the law during his first term as President.
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