Many Americans take Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore’s work with a grain of salt. Though he purports to present non-fiction in his films, he also doesn’t shy away from his agenda or his left leaning biases. He even made a film about Trump that he’d hoped would help sway the election in Hillary’s favor. Now he’s suggesting Trump may not end up as president.
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Why would anyone take him seriously? Moore is a shrewd thinker. Even those who don’t support his political agenda understand that he’s a capable thinker and a strong rhetorician. And he called the 2016 presidential contest for Trump, even naming the swing states where Hillary would shockingly lose.
Now Moore has an even more cult like following, and his latest prediction has democrats very hopeful. Moore was interviewed on Seth Meyers’ “Late Night” on Wednesday. Here’s what he had to say:
“He’s not president of the United States yet. He’s not president till noon on January 20th of 2017. […] That’s more than six weeks away. Would you not agree, regardless of which side of the political fence you’re on, this has been the craziest election year. Nothing anyone predicted has happened — the opposite has happened. So is it possible, just possible, that in these next six weeks, something else might happen — something crazy, something we’re not expecting?”
Anything’s possible, still. That much is true.
In August, Moore wrote a stunning piece that his faithful fans all took as satire. “5 Reasons Why Trump Will Win,” was actually spot-on. In it, Moore hypothesized that Trump was staging an upset. “I believe Trump is going to focus much of his attention on the four blue states in the rustbelt of the upper Great Lakes — Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin,” he wrote. “Trump is going to hammer Clinton on […] her support of TPP and other trade policies that have royally screwed the people of these four states.”
In his recent interview, he acknowledged that he’d “never wanted to be more wrong” about what might happen. “It didn’t seem possible. She was ahead in the polls, she was winning the debates, it was a great convention, and he’s crazy.”
“Ever since then, people have been asking me for my help with their lotto numbers,” he said.
Could it be true? Many have called for an Establishment of the electoral college in the wake of this election. As Clinton has a commanding lead in the popular vote, the EC is seen as an institution that prevents individual votes from counting equally. There is an outside chance that electors might vote in unexpected ways, and there’s a growing movement by a group called “The Hamilton Electors” to write in John Kasich’s name.