This week at the Toronto Film Festival, The Hollywood Reporter interviewed progressive filmmaker Michael Moore who hammered President Barack Obama for his claims he saved Detroit with the 2009 $80 billion federal government bailout of Chrysler and General Motors.
Moore became emotional saying he is not sure how to remain “non-violent filmmaker” in light of the government turning off water and lights to thousands of Detroit residents struggling to pay their bills.
Moore said “[he] did not save Detroit” and added, “He’s been a huge disappointment.”
Moore said, “When the history is written of this era, this is how you’ll be remembered: ‘He was the first black president.’ OK, not a bad accomplishment, but that’s it. That’s it, Mr. Obama. A hundred 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 got to remember. Boy, I got a feeling, know you, that you’d probably wish you were remembered for a few other things, a few other things you could’ve done.”
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