Documentarian Michael Moore believes President Donald Trump will be re-elected for a second term — especially if the election were held today instead of 2020.
In conversation with Amy Goodman of news program “Democracy Now!” the filmmaker said the Democratic nominee is likely to win the popular vote, just as Hillary Clinton did in 2016.
“I think if the election were held today… Hillary won by 3 million popular votes. I believe whoever the Democrat is next year is going to win by 4 to 5 million popular votes. There’s no question in my mind that people who stayed home, who sat on the bench, they’re going to pour out,” Moore started.
“The problem is, if the vote were today, I believe he would win the electoral states he would need because, living out there I will tell you his level of support has not gone down one inch,” he explained. “In fact, I’d say it’s even more rabid than it was before, because they’re afraid now. They’re afraid he could lose, because they watched his behavior.”
He said the Democrats’ responsibility is “to make sure [they] don’t give them another Hillary Clinton to vote for.”
Moore, a Bernie Sanders supporter, says Democrats need a candidate that “excites” the base: women, people of color and young people.
“They’re going to come out and vote for the fighter,” Moore explained. “For the person who shares their values, and the values of the majority of this country are the progressive values.”
You can watch Michael Moore’s full “Democracy Now!” interview — where he also weighs in on the upcoming Senate impeachment trial — above.
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