Michael Moore: Presidential Alert Proves Trump ‘Creating’ an Emergency to End ‘Democracy as We Know It’

Filmmaker Michael Moore attends the premiere of "Fahrenheit 11/9" at Alice Tully Hall on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP)
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Left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore tweeted that the Presidential test alert that Americans got on their cell phone Wednesday was a “preview of the state of emergency he is creating to justify the end of democracy.”

“‘It was just a test. But make no mistake about it. This is the world in which we now live.’ That’s my final line in ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’. A few minutes ago, Trump gave us a preview of the state of emergency he is creating to justify the end of democracy as we know it. RESIST!” Michael Moore wrote on Twitter.

The alerts were actually the work of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). On Wednesday, the agency tweeted information about the incoming test tone.

“TODAY (10/3): At 2:18 PM EDT, we will be testing the Wireless Emergency Alert system nationwide. Expect a message box on your phone along with a loud tone and vibration,” the FEMA account tweeted.

Moore’s history of unhinged tweets and public statements is long and baleful. He’s previously suggested lowering the voting age to 16, and once said that the NRA is a terrorist group.

“The NRA is a terrorist organization. The media should speak of the NRA in the same way they do ISIS. Total ISIS-inspired deaths in US = 79. Thanks to the NRA & the politicians they buy, we’ve had 1.2 MILLION American gun deaths since John Lennon was shot dead in NYC ,” the Bowling for Columbine creator tweeted in February.

In his recent Fahrenheit 11/9 film (which tanked at the box office), Moore tied President Donald Trump to the rise of Adolf Hitler in Germany.

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