Michael Moore wants to take down a president. It’s not the first time
Michael Moore was one of few liberals who predicted Donald Trump’s victory last November and he isn’t done yet. He’s making another prognostication and is actively working to make it come true.
“I’m making a movie to get us out of this mess,” the filmmaker wrote on his Facebook page Tuesday. “‘Fahrenheit 11/9.’ I’ve f---- had it.”
That title is a callback to the 2004 documentary he made about George W. Bush and the Iraq War, “Fahrenheit 9/11,” which is still the highest-grossing documentary of all time after pulling in more than $220 million worldwide. The 11/9 of the new title refers to Nov. 9, the date that Trump was declared winner of the presidential election.
In a statement, Harvey and Bob Weinstein, who acquired the movie, said the film may be the “key in dissolving Trump’s ‘Teflon’ shield and, in turn, his presidency.”
The film is still in production and Moore isn’t divulging details, so it’s hard to say what his team has dug up that’s giving him so much confidence.
But isMoore really the guy who’s going to take down a president? Because, let’s not forget, he’s tried before.
Moore made no secret of his motivations with “Fahrenheit 9/11” back in 2004. After all, it was a movie critical of the Bush administration that debuted during an election year.
“I would like to see Mr. Bush removed from the White House,” Moore said on “This Week With George Stephanopoulos” in 2004.
And yet Bush was elected to a second term, beating John Kerry.
Will Moore be thwarted again? Maybe, but the filmmaker can rest easy knowing he’s done everything he can to take down a man he’s called a racist, misogynist authoritarian.
President Donald Trump, left, at the White House in Washington and filmmaker Michael Moore: cinematic smackdown coming?