Michael Moore is convinced President Donald Trump’s unconventional campaign methods will likely lead to his re-election in 2020 despite Democratic Party’s best efforts.
Trump managed to outsmart one of the smartest people to ever run for office, Moore told CNN Monday, referring to the president’s surprising 2016 electrical victory against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Moore is promoting his new film, “Fahrenheit 11/9,” which discuses the impact of Trump’s victory.
“I think the man is an evil genius and he was able to outsmart the smartest person ever to run for president,” said Moore, a documentary filmmaker who many progressives consider a leading anti-Trump figure. “He figured out how to win by losing the election. How did that happen? Historians are going to deal with this for years to come.”
Moore also believes Trump is behind the anonymous op-ed published by The New York Times earlier this month. “Trump wrote it. Trump or one of his minions wrote it,” he said. “He’s the master distractor. He’s the king of the misdirect.”
He added: “Let me give you the line in there that is most identifiable that he wants the public to believe. It’s the line that says, ‘Don’t worry, adults are in the room.’ That’s the idea, to get us to calm down and look away from what he’s really doing.”
This is not the first time Moore has made this prediction. He told “Real Time with Bill Maher” host Bill Maher in July of 2016 that “Trump is going to win.” (RELATED: Michael Moore: ‘Trump Is Going To Win’)
“To millions and millions of Americans, this was music to their ears,” Moore said. “We’ve been sitting in our bubble, having a good laugh at this total shitshow, but the truth is that this plays to a lot of people that he has to win to become the next president.”
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