Michael Moore wants to take down a pres­i­dent. It’s not the first time

The Hamilton Spectator - - A & E - WASH­ING­TON POST

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?

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