Filmmaker Michael Moore took to his Facebook page Tuesday to share what he called an “easy-to-follow 10-point plan” to “stop” President Donald Trump and make him “toast again.”
“First, let’s acknowledge what we all know to be true: Trump is in deep, deep trouble — in the pocket of Russians, surrounded by alt right idiots, alone in his bathrobe in a mostly-empty White House — and caught inside a disgusting “sh*t-sandwich”, so said his supporter who turned down the NSA job,” the Where to Invade Next director wrote.
Before sharing his plan to stop Trump, Moore wrote that for the president’s opponents, there was already much to celebrate: an energized liberal base, Rep. Keith Ellison leading in his bid to head the Democratic National Committee ahead of the vote this weekend, and an effective cultural rebellion headed by actors like Alec Baldwin and Melissa McCarthy, who have spoofed Trump and members of his staff on Saturday Night Live.
The first step in Moore’s “action plan” consists of a daily call to Congress, in which he urges callers to tell their representatives not to repeal Obamacare, and to block the nomination of Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Judge Neil Gorsuch.
“It is impossible to overstate just how much power you have by making this simple, quick DAILY CALL,” Moore wrote. “I know from firsthand experience the impact it has. These politicians freak out if they get just 10 calls on an issue. Imagine them getting 10,000! Holy crap – the dome will pop off that building!”
Next, Moore advises making a monthly in-person visit to representatives’ offices, and to assemble a “rapid response team” consisting of 5-20 friends to coordinate protests and other demonstration activities.
Other crucial steps, Moore wrote, include “taking over the Democratic Party” by ensuring Ellison is elected to head the DNC, joining progressive organizations including the ACLU, Planned Parenthood and Black Lives Matter, and continuing to protest wherever possible. The filmmaker also suggests that activists run for political office themselves, and continue to skewer the president with mocking humor.
“We can stop him. We can nonviolently block and obstruct halt the damage he’s doing,” Moore concluded. “But it’s going to need — and take — ALL HANDS ON DECK! Let’s make Trump toast again.”
Moore has been one of the most outspoken celebrity opponents of Trump, though he predicted earlier than most that the Republican billionaire would win. In October, the filmmaker released a surprise documentary, Michael Moore in TrumpLand, that sought to convince viewers to vote for former Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
This week, Moore launched what he called a “resistance calendar,” which keeps track of anti-Trump demonstrations across the country.
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