Conservative radio host Sean Hannity heaped some rare praise on liberal filmmaker Michael Moore Wednesday, acknowledging the “Michael Moore in TrumpLand” filmmaker for his recent take on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
“Michael More gets it in this sense — our country is screwing people,” Hannity said Wednesday on his eponymous radio show. “Our government has screwed you.”
In a promotional clip for his movie “Michael Moore in TrumpLand” released this week, Moore explains Trump voters as the “beaten-down, nameless, forgotten working stiff who used to be part of what was called the middle class” who are “hurting.”
“So on November 8th, the dispossessed will walk into the voting booth, be handed a ballot, close the curtain and take that lever, or felt pen, or touch screen and put a big fucking X in the box by the name of the man who has threatened to upend and overturn the very system that has ruined their lives: Donald J. Trump,” Moore says in the clip.
According to Hannity — who noted he could not believe he was agreeing with Moore — the liberal filmmaker understands why Trump is receiving such support.
“He realizes that there is a whole generation of people now, hard working, tax-paying long-suffering Americans, who have been keeping the country going through the hardest times — the people that built this country that are screwed over,” Hannity said.
He continued, “And they are screwed over by both parties. They are screwed over by the elitists, by the globalists, by Republicans that want cheap labor — that won’t go fight for a wall, that didn’t have the courage to repeal and replace Obamacare by using their constitutional, enumerated power of the purse. That wouldn’t stop illegal unconstitutional executive amnesty because they want to be blamed for a government shutdown. Who put their own power ahead of people.”
Hannity surmised that Moore’s “working class roots” aided in his understanding of the Trump phenomena.
Moore supports Trump’s opponent, Hillary Clinton.