Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore might just have magical powers. After all, he predicted that Donald Trump would win the presidential election over Hillary Clinton. He’s back with a new prediction, so listen up.
While we were still in the pre-Election Day time frame, Moore made a prediction that startled many, in a July blog post he titled, “5 Reasons Why Trump Will Win.” A lot of people laughed it off, but Moore knew what was up.
Among the reasons Moore believed Trump would win included what he referred to as "Our Rust Belt Brexit." His belief was that Trump would “focus much of his attention on the four blue states in the rust belt of the upper Great Lakes—Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin." Yep, that happened.
Moore also believed Trump would win the election due to something he called the "Jesse Ventura Effect" because “There are no rules." He noted, "because of that, and the anger that so many have toward a broken political system, millions are going to vote for Trump not because they agree with him, not because they like his bigotry or ego, but just because they can." After all, the people of Minnesota elected wrestler Jesse Ventura as their governor...because they could.
So, it seems we might want to listen to Moore since he’s hitting it out of the park, right? During a recent appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers, Moore prognosticated yet again, but prefaced it by saying this about his initial prediction: “I never wanted to be more wrong.”
Moore looked into his crystal ball again and had this to say about the days leading up to Inauguration Day: “He’s not president of the United States yet. He’s not president till noon on January 20th of 2017...That's more than six weeks away.” He added, “So is it possible, just possible, that in these next six weeks, something else might happen—something crazy, something we’re not expecting?"
Moore's best guess about Trump’s thought process is that "he is so bummed out." The filmmaker told Meyers, "He may decide he just wants to quit before he even takes office. Everyone in the audience is saying that’s not possible. Everybody in this audience at some point in their life on the first day of their job knew they had taken the wrong job.”
Moore has taken to Facebook this week with a post titled, “Donald Trump is Going to Get Us All Killed.” With Trump admitting he only attended “two or three” of the 36 daily presidential national security briefings, Moore is rightfully concerned. He writes: "This utter neglect of duty, a daily snub at the people who work to protect us, the first Commander-in-Chief to literally be AWOL and announcing proudly he isn't going to change—this, I assure you, is going to get a lot of innocent people killed.”