Michael Moore’s chosen candidate, Hillary Clinton, did not win the election. However, Moore scored a bittersweet victory of his own when everyone realized that he’d correctly predicted the outcome. Then, he continued to break down the Donald Trump victory to stunning effect, and he even tossed the Democrats some 2020 advice that makes a lot of sense.
Now that the dust has settled, and reality is setting in, Moore’s making a different type of prediction, which includes a major freakout. He took to his Facebook page on Tuesday, after Trump’s diplomatic slip ups with both China and Russia and following Trump’s refusal to take intelligence briefings on a daily basis. And he seems disgusted with Trump’s strategically distracting maneuver of meeting with Kanye West for a photo op and chat about “life.”
So, Moore’s sounding the alarm and with a blunt title — “Donald Trump Is Gonna Get Us Killed” — and the resulting letter is as dire sounding as you’d imagine. Some excerpts:
My fellow Americans, when the next terrorist attack happens — and it will happen, we all know that — and after the tragedy is over, amidst the death and destruction that might have been prevented, you will see Donald Trump acting quickly to blame everyone but himself. He will suspend constitutional rights. He will round up anyone he deems a threat. He will declare war, and his Republican Congress will back him.
And no one will remember that he wasn’t paying attention to the growing threat. Wasn’t attending the daily national security briefings. Was playing golf instead or meeting with celebrities or staying up til 3am tweeting about how unfair CNN is. He said he didn’t need to be briefed. “You know, I think I’m smart. I don’t need to hear the same thing over and over each day for eight years.” That’s what he told Fox News on December 11th when asked why he wasn’t attending the security briefings. Don’t forget that date and his hubris as we bury the dead next year.
Moore is giving this prediction less than a year to take effect. He’s being dramatic but not altogether unrealistic, given Trump’s casual attitude towards foreign policy, which has already resulted in China flexing its nuclear military muscle to send a message. And here comes the all-caps warning:
It’s one thing to have a president who was asleep at the wheel. But, my friends, it’s a whole other thing to now have a president-elect who REFUSES TO EVEN GET BEHIND THE WHEEL! This utter neglect of duty, a daily snub at the people who work to protect us, the first Commander-in-Chief to literally be AWOL and announcing proudly he isn’t going to change — this, I assure you, is going to get a lot of innocent people killed.
Moore’s not done yet. He continues with a direct address to Trump, which you can read here. Given how accurate Moore’s predictions have been, do you think Trump will listen?