For all the vitriol he’s directed at Donald Trump in recent weeks, Michael Moore does believe one thing — Trump will definitely win the Republican presidential nomination.
In a recent interview, the hyper-liberal documentary filmmaker said that Trump’s rise is part of the reason people are clamoring to see his latest film, Where to Invade Next.
“I think people are feeling more and more that we’ve moved back into a darker time,” Moore told Business Insider. “Donald Trump is absolutely going to be the Republican candidate for president of the United States. It’s going from being a joke to being a serious reality.”
Moore’s prediction comes on the heels of a stunt he pulled last week which saw him stand outside Trump Tower with a sign that read “We Are All Muslim.” In an open letter to Trump posted to Facebook that night, Moore called the candidate a “fraidy-cat” and asked him to “leave us alone so we can elect a real president who is both compassionate and strong.”
Earlier this month, Moore attempted to get Trump booted off of Facebook by recruiting his Facebook followers to report the outspoken billionaire for “hate speech.”
“I think the enthusiasm for this film and people wanting to see it is partly based on this election year we’re in now and the various tragedies that have occurred recently and what do we do?” Moore continued to BI. “Are we going to get dragged down the rabbit hole again? Are we going to lose another decade of making our country a better place and the world a better place because we’re so caught up in violence and war? I think those are all probably part of why people are exited to see this movie.”
Moore also made a prediction about Democrat candidate Bernie Sanders, whom he said could not only win the Democratic nomination, but also the presidency.
“I honestly believe that Bernie Sanders could be elected president of the United States,” he said. “I think people will pour out in droves to elect him and there’s just not enough angry white guys anymore over the age of 35 to put Trump in office.”
Moore has amped up his public profile in the lead-up to the February 12 release date of Where to Invade Next. Last month, the director offered to open his Michigan apartment to Syrian refugees in defiance of Gov. Rick Scott’s wish to halt immigrants from entering the state, and later started the #MyHomeIsOpen campaign to encourage Americans to do the same.
In a guest column for the Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday, Moore proposed amending the National Rifle Association’s slogan to: “Guns don’t kill people — Americans kill people.”