Liberal firm maker Michael Moore slammed former President Barack Obama saying that the only thing that history would remember him by is that he was the first black president – and that was it.
Moore also added, on the 20th anniversary of ‘Roger & Me,’ Detroit would be better off as a Syrian or Iraqi city, maybe then they would have gotten the help they desperately needed.
Michael Moore sees President Obama’s legacy as set. The progressive documentary filmmaker couldn’t help but express his disappointment with the legislative accomplishments of the politician.
“When the history is written of this era, this is how you’ll be remembered: He was the first black president,” Moore said during a discussion at The Hollywood Reporter‘s video lounge at the Toronto Film Festival.
“OK, not a bad accomplishment, but that’s it,” the director said. “That’s it, Mr. Obama. 100 years from now: ‘He was the first black American that got elected president.’ And that’s it. Eight years of your life and that’s what people are going to remember. Boy, I got a feeling, knowing you, that — you’d probably wish you were remembered for a few other things, a few other things you could’ve done.”
“So, it is, on that level, a big disappointment,” Moore said.
The documentary filmmaker appeared at the Toronto festival for a screening of his acclaimed title Roger & Me, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The film, centered on GM’s then-CEO Roger Smith, kickstarted Moore’s career in creating controversial political documentaries, including Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11 and Capitalism: A Love Story.
Moore criticizing Obama came as a shock since he is a strong Democrat supporter, especially in light of the upcoming midterms and Obama being the spokesman for the Democratic party.
Moore has been very vocal about his stance on President Trump – he does not like him, his policies or anyone in his administration.
In June, Moore told “The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert, that Democrats need to “get off the couch” and put their “bodies on the line” to bring down the Trump presidency.
On one hand, Moore denounces violence and intimidation going so far as admonishing what happened to Sarah Huckabee Sanders when she was kicked out of a restaurant, but then he said the anti-Trump resistance must be “willing” to risk their bodies to help bring him down. Seems to me he is trying to encourage people to riot without taking the blame when they do.
“We don’t have to be violent, we have to remain non-violent, but if the worst that happens to anybody in the Trump administration is that they don’t get to have a chicken dinner in Virginia, I mean, I don’t know,” Moore told Colbert. “But that’s not what’s going on now. We’re not talking about political differences. We’re talking about thousands of children being kidnapped and put in jails.”
“Sadly, Trump is not going to leave,” Moore continued. “He plans to be reelected, he loves the term ‘president for life.’ The only way that we’re going to stop this is eventually we’re all going to have to put our bodies on the line. You’re going to have to be willing to do this.”
Moore was promoting his new film called “Fahrenheit 11/9,” scheduled for release before November’s midterm elections. The title refers to the day after Trump was elected in 2016.
The part where Moore refers to Americans “getting off the couch” starts at mark 5:40. I suggest you skip to that point because the interview is rather boring.
Moore said he believes that America is a majority-liberal country, noting that Trump in 2016 and George W. Bush in 2000 both did not win the popular vote.
“The country we live in doesn’t want the Republicans in the White House. We’re the majority!” he said, naturally, calling for the Electoral College to be eliminated.
Moore’s comments came after Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) encouraged her supporters to harass and confront administration officials in public which landed her in a heap of trouble for inciting violence.
In encouraging individuals to create “crowds” who will “push back” on President Trump’s Cabinet members at private business establishments and in seemingly trying to prevent these Cabinet officials from obtaining basic necessities without fear of assault and violence, Rep. Waters seems to be violation of House rules.
Waters went on an unhinged rant in Los Angeles last weekend, encouraging supporters at a rally to stand up and “push back” against members of President Trump’s administration by harassing them at stores, restaurants, and gas stations.
This kind of rhetoric is very dangerous coming from Waters and she will not be happy until someone is killed – and there is no doubt they will blame that on President Trump.
Judicial Watch sent a hand-delivered letter to the chairman and co-chairman of the House Office of Congressional Ethics Monday calling for an investigation into whether Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) violated House ethics rules by encouraging violence against Trump administration Cabinet members.
Moore went on to say that most Americans are “very liberal” and pointed to the fact that Democrats have won the popular vote in all but one of the last seven presidential elections.
“The majority of Americans are very liberal. They take the liberal position on most issues. They believe women should be paid same as men, they believe there is climate change, they don’t believe people should be thrown in jail for smoking marijuana,” the Oscar-winner explained.
“The majority of Americans are liberal and we the Democrats have won the presidency, popular vote, in six of the last seven presidential elections,” Moore continued. “The Republicans have only won once since 1988—in 2004, with Bush, that’s the only time they’ve won the popular vote! The country we live in doesn’t want the Republicans in the White House! They don’t want them running this country! We’re the majority!”
Moore, whose films typically center on exploring left-wing causes, correctly predicted Donald Trump’s 2016 election victory, calling it the “biggest F-you in history,” and has also claimed that Trump will win re-election in 2020.
Michael Moore is considered one of Hollywood’s most vocal opponents of the Trump administration, describing the president as a “sociopath” who presents a “singular threat to humanity.”
Based on the way the Left has been acting, specifically the Hollywood elite, I think the real sociopaths are those that speak out the loudest against President Trump.