Apocalyptic Michael Moore Is Skeptical Trump-Led U.S. Will Make It to 2020: ‘Last President’

Media personalities and journalists decry over-the-top comments from Donald Trump, but they tolerate them from liberals like director Michael Moore. Moore appeared on The View, Friday and dramatically warned that the United States might not make it to 2020. He declared Trump the “last president” of the United States. ABC donated 16 minutes and 5 seconds to the filmmaker. 

Asked by co-host Abby Huntsman who the Democrats should nominate in 2020, Moore darkly warned, “The honest answer to that is I don’t even know if we’re going to get to 2020 as a democracy. I don’t even know.” Offering a blurb that not every director would want for their movie, the liberal Joy Behar exclaimed, “Wait until you see this movie. You’ll kill yourself.” 

Remember, she meant that as a compliment. 

 

 

Asked by Behar why he calls Trump the “last president,” Moore attacked: 

Everything he says is against democracy. He does not respect the rule of law. We are in deep, deep danger here. You know, democracy is not just a given. It's not a permanent thing like your soul. It's not —  it's a very tenuous thing and it can go a we've seen throughout history it can go just like that. So, I don’t talk a lot about the 2020 election.

The director appeared on the show for three segments and a total of 16 minutes and 5 seconds. He wasn’t challenged on this dictatorial talk. Instead, the hosts let him make Hitler comparisons: 

The main point I want to make about the difference between us and the Germany of the '30s. Please understand that Germany then was one of the smartest countries on earth. They read more books per capita than any other country. They had universal health care. They were very enlightened, cultured people. And the point is that fascism can take place not just in some crazy land, but amongst otherwise good, smart people. 

So, next time you hear liberals in the media decrying Trump’s hyperbole, remember how Michael Moore's fear-mongering  remarks are treated.  

A partial transcript is below: 

The View
9/14/18
11:29

[On 2020]

MICHAEL MOORE: But if the Democrats and I'm guessing they will just put up another same old same old, tired uninspiring, “Let's not go too far. Let’s just have half health care.” 

JOY BEHAR: Pussyfooting. 

ABBY HUNTSMAN: So who's your choice? Who do you think would beat Trump?

MOORE: The honest answer to that is I don’t even know if we’re going to get to 2020 as a democracy. I don’t even know. 

SONNY HOSTIN: Really? 

MOORE: I don’t know — Well, did you see the poll recently that — 

BEHAR: Wait until you see this movie. You’ll kill yourself. 

MOORE: Don’t, don’t — you won’t do that. 

BEHAR: This movie is like, oh my God. This country. 

WHOOPI GOLDBERG: I’m just going to say, you know she’s kidding. 

BEHAR: Of course I’m kidding. It’s an expression. 

GOLDBERG: It is an expression, but some of you take stuff really literally.  

...

11:35

BEHAR: Why do you call him the last president? That’s ominous. 

MOORE: Everything he says is against democracy. He does not respect the rule of law. We are in deep, deep danger here. You know, democracy is not just a given. It's not a permanent thing like your soul. It's not —  it's a very tenuous thing and it can go a we've seen throughout history it can go just like that. So, I don’t talk a lot about the 2020 election. The election, the only election 
that matters as to whether or not we're going to keep this country the way they we wan it is November 6th. Right now in 53 days. That’s it. I'll tell you this, I believe it’s very possible there could be a tsunami of voters showing up, making this the largest mid-term election ever, and I think that women are going to go to the polls in such large, large numbers. 

...

BEHAR: You make the point in the movie that Hitler actually only had 30 percent of vote too in Parliament. 

MOORE: The liberal parties got the popular but he got the most votes and became the leader at 
that point. The main point I want to make about the difference between us and the Germany of the '30s. Please understand that Germany then was one of the smartest countries on earth. They read more books per capita than any other country. They had universal health care. They were very enlightened, cultured people. And the point is that fascism can take place not just in some crazy land, but amongst otherwise good, smart people.


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