Michael Moore Admits: ‘Donald Trump Outsmarted Us All’

Promoting his one-man anti-Trump Broadway show on NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers early Friday morning, left-wing activist Michael Moore admitted the reality of the President’s 2016 election victory: “You have to say, ‘Donald Trump outsmarted us all.’ And then deal with the throw-up that’s in your mouth....It’s the truth.”
    
Earlier in the exchange, Meyers promoted: “...one of the things in your show is the 12-step program for helping people sort of deal with this Trump presidency. And you’ve just added a another step.” Moore replied: “Yes, yes. The new step, I just added it last night, was we have to sober the [expletive] up.... What I mean by that is we have to keep – ‘Oh, he’s going to be impeached’...every time something happens....he’s not going anywhere.”

 

 

The leftist filmmaker lamented: “This guy gets away with everything. He’s – the Republicans, I’m sorry to say this, they’re not going to impeach him.”

Hoping for the President to be found guilty of a crime, Moore remarked: “Mueller, the special prosecutor, he can’t indict the president – I mean, he can be indicted after he’s impeached. And I think, I was telling your producer backstage, I think the problem’s going to be that when he is indicted or arrested, do we try him as an adult?”

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Minutes later, Meyers noted: “And you point this out in your show, that Donald Trump, you need everybody to admit, that’s the first step, is that Donald Trump outsmarted us.” After making the admission, Moore explained:

I mean, generally, in a game, the person who wins the game obviously was better, at least that day....And he figured it out. He was smart enough to – to convince eight million Obama voters to vote for him....He was smart enough to convince the majority of white women to vote for him. 53% of white women voted for him. Smart enough – he was smart enough to know where the state of Wisconsin was and go there....he knew the right things to say because he was a TV star. He knew how to communicate on TV.

At the end of the segment, Moore begged viewers to go see his Broadway show – which has been panned by even the most liberal critics. He touted that balcony seats were only $29 and offered to spot people the money.

Here is a transcript of the exchange aired early on August 18:

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SETH MEYERS: Now, you’re show – one of the things in your show is the 12-step program for helping people sort of deal with this Trump presidency. And you’ve just added a another step.

MICHAEL MOORE: Yes, yes. The new step, I just added it last night, was we have to sober the [expletive] up. 

MEYERS: Okay, great. [Laughter] So, what do you mean? [Applause]

MOORE: What I mean by that is we have to keep – “Oh, he’s going to be impeached. “Oh” –  every time something happens, James Comey. It’s like I tell everybody in the audience, please put your whiskey bottles and your flasks on the table right now. Because every month you're drinking from a new – you know, “James Comey, that’s the end of him. Ha, ha, ha, ha.” [Laughter] You know, “Oh, Russia, that’s going to be the end of him.” [Laughter] You know, and now this week, the press conference and  he CEOs desert him. You know, “Oh, that will be the end of him now.” You know? And no. No.  

MEYERS: Yeah, so we’re giving ourselves cirrhosis of the liver and he’s fine.

MOORE: He’s fine – he’s not going anywhere.

MEYERS: Yeah.

MOORE: He’s not the Teflon president. Teflon implies you have to be in the pan. He’s not even in the pan.

MEYERS: Yeah.

MOORE: This guy gets away with everything. He’s – the Republicans, I’m sorry to say this, they’re not going to impeach him.

MEYERS: Right.

MOORE: They’re not. They’ve already polled their gerrymandered districts and they know most of them think they’re going to get re-elected. So they’re not gonna impeach him. Mueller, the special prosecutor, he can’t indict the president – I mean, he can be indicted after he’s impeached. And I think, I was telling your producer backstage, I think the problem’s going to be that when he is indicted or arrested, do we try him as an adult?

MEYERS: Yeah, that’s a good question. [Cheers and applause] I hadn’t even thought about that. Really problematic.

MOORE: I think he has to be tried as an adult.

MEYERS: But this is interesting. Because don’t – do you think – because I think there’s this issue now is the Democratic Party sort of hoping for, you know, something to fall from the heavens to fix this and not focusing enough on being a strong party. Do you think the focus needs to be on the mid-terms or do you think that is a lost cause?

MOORE: Not – we only have to flip 24 of the Republican seats. There’s 435 seats in the House. To get the House back, we only need 24. In the Senate, we only need three. Are we that much of a loser group of people that we can’t get three?

I mean, let me give you the statistic, most people don’t realize this. In the last seven presidential elections, the Democrat has won the popular vote in six of them. Six of the last seven. The Republicans have only won the popular vote once in the last 30 years. Once since 1988. The American people want the Democrat. They want the liberal agenda. They believe women should be paid the same as men. They believe that there’s climate change. [Cheers and applause] They believe in stronger gun control laws. That’s our fellow Americans. And yet, we hold no power!

MEYERS: And you point this out in your show, that Donald Trump, you need everybody to admit, that’s the first step, is that Donald Trump outsmarted us.

MOORE: You have to say, “Donald Trump outsmarted us all.” And then deal with the throw-up that’s in your mouth.

MEYERS: Yeah. [Laughter] But I think that’s fair to say.

MOORE: It’s the truth.

MEYERS: You have to give credit there.

MOORE: I mean, generally, in a game, the person who wins the game obviously was better, at least that day.

MEYERS: Yeah.

MOORE: And he figured it out. He was smart enough to – to convince eight million Obama voters to vote for him. Smart enough –  

MEYERS: Which is still – yeah.

MOORE: He was smart enough to convince the majority of white women to vote for him. 53% of white women voted for him. Smart enough – he was smart enough to know where the state of Wisconsin was and go there.

MEYERS: Go there. That’s a big deal, yeah.

MOORE: And I think that he – you know, he knew the right things to say because he was a TV star. He knew how to communicate on TV. You keep it simple.

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