‘Don’t leave it to the Democrats’: Trump on course for repeat of 2016 victory, claims Michael Moore

‘I’m warning you 10 weeks in advance,’ says filmmaker

Peter Stubley
Sunday 30 August 2020 00:10
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Michael Moore has warned that Donald Trump is on course for a repeat of his surprise victory in the 2016 presidential election.

The documentary filmmaker, who correctly predicted the result four years ago, said he feared the Democrats would fail to inspire enough people to vote in November.

In what he called a “reality check”, he issued a call to action to his fans to make sure Mr Trump loses.

“Don’t leave it to the Democrats to get rid of Trump,” he wrote in a Facebook post. “YOU have to get rid of Trump. WE have to wake up every day for the next 67 days and make sure each of us are going to get a hundred people out to vote. ACT NOW!”

It marks a significant downturn in his confidence since May, when he claimed the US president could only win by “cheating”.

Mr Moore pointed to recent polls showing Mr Trump closing the gap on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in crucial swing states such as Michigan.

“Are you ready for a Trump victory?,” he said. “Are you mentally prepared to be outsmarted by Trump again? Do you find comfort in your certainty that there is no way Trump can win?

“Are you content with the trust you’ve placed in the DNC to pull this off? The Biden campaign just announced he’ll be visiting a number of states— but not Michigan.

“Sound familiar? I’m warning you almost 10 weeks in advance. The enthusiasm level for the 60 million in Trump’s base is OFF THE CHARTS! For Joe, not so much.”

Mr Trump won the 2016 election by beating Hillary Clinton in key swing states such as Michigan and Pennsylvania by extremely fine margins.

Recent polls taken after the Republican National Convention showed Mr Biden’s lead over Mr Trump had narrowed to six points (from 47 to 41 per cent).

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