Michael Moore said Hillary Clinton ran “a disgraceful campaign.”
In an interview with Variety published Tuesday, the 62-year-old director said the reason she lost the election has nothing to do with Russia.
“We need an investigation into the hacking, but the Democrats should not be thinking that they lost because of the Russians,” Moore said. “The Democrats lost because of the Democrats. It’s the second time now in 16 years where the Democrats won [the popular vote] but lost. That is so revolting that the old guard of the Democratic Party should all resign. They let us down, the majority, now twice. I’m done with it.”
“I’m going to help lead the charge to take over the Democratic Party.” (RELATED: Michael Moore Gets Shut Down After Saying ‘Majority Of Americans Didn’t Want Donald Trump’)
“There were people like me who live in Michigan who were crying out to the Clinton campaign, ‘Please come to Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin.’ They decided not to play by the game. It’s a bad game. The electoral college should be changed, but it wasn’t gotten rid of, so why were they ignoring these states? It’s disgraceful.”
Moore — who met Trump in 1998 — said people need to start taking him seriously.
“I’ve taken him literally and seriously since day one,” Moore continued. “That’s why I’ve been able to be active and energized since the election. I went through my five stages of grief months and months ago when I realized he was going to win.” (RELATED: Michael Moore Claims He Knows ‘For A Fact’ That Donald Trump Doesn’t Want To Be President)
“You do have to take Trump at his word. I still hear people say, ‘Oh, he’s not really going to build the wall.’ Oh, he is going to build it. He knows that he’s got to deliver at least a version of the wall.”
When asked if he thinks Trump will ban Muslims from entering the country, Moore said “absolutely.”
“What you’re going to see is, on day one, he’s going to rescind a dozen or more of Obama’s executive-branch regulations,” he said.
“On day two, Republicans will start printing laws the way you print fliers for a homecoming dance. Before the liberals and the Democrats can get their heads screwed on straight, they’ll have 20 laws passed. Building a wall. Creating a Muslim ban. He’s shown how he’s going to do it. He’s going to get away with it by making it a ban on Muslims who come from the following countries. He needs just enough cover for his crowd to say, ‘Oh, he’s being reasonable there. He’s not banning all Muslims.'”