Michael Moore may be an outspoken Democrat, but he’s putting his money on Republican presidental nominee Donald Trump in the 2016 presidentail election.
“I think Trump is going to win,” the Oscar-winning filmmaker told Bill Maher on Wednesday during a live episode of the comedian’s Real Time show.
“I’m sorry – I don’t want to say it,” he added. “People are in denial about this, but the chance of him winning is really good. Please don’t live in denial about this.”
“He’s going to turn his presidency into a reality show,” he continued.
— Bill Maher (@billmaher) July 21, 2016
While his comments earned boos from the liberal audience, Maher stood by Moore’s statement. “Boo if you want – the enemy is complacency,” he explained.”Say it every day.”
“We’ve been sitting in the bubble, having a good laugh at this total s— show, but the truth is that this plays to a lot of people that [Trump] has to win to become the next president,” Moore said, reflecting on New Jersey governor Chris Christie’s attack of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during his Republican National Convention speech.
“I live in Michigan, and let me tell you: it’s going to be the Brexit strategy,” Moore explained.
He compared Middle America – specifically Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and Pennsylvania – to the middle of England. “Mitt Romney lost by 64 electoral votes,” he said. “The total electoral votes of those four states in the Rust Belt: 64. All he has to do is win those four states.”
Moore called Trump’s anti-immigration views “music to people’s ears” in Michigan.