In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, documentary filmmaker Michael Moore argued that people have spent too much time this year focusing on why Donald Trump would be a bad president, rather than on why Hillary Clinton would be a good one. He said that “politicians manipulating the public with fear” ― like so many have in an effort to defeat Trump ― “is never a good thing.”
But only a few short moments later, he couldn’t help himself from getting in on the attack, too, when he said that anyone who votes for Trump on Nov. 8 will be committing an act of legal terrorism.
“I want them [Trump supporters] to think about the damage they could do by being a legal terrorist on November 8th,” Moore said.
Asked to elaborate on the claim, Moore said that Trump has made it quite clear that he hopes to cause destruction to the current political system, and that anyone who votes for him should know they are enabling a dangerous man.
“Legally, you have a right to vote on November 8th,” Moore said. “You can go in there and even though you’re not necessarily in favor of Trump and you don’t like him that much and you know he’s a little crazy, you also know he’s going to blow up the system. The system that took your job and house away from you. You get to get back at the system now and blow it up and this is the only day you can do it legally. He’s told everybody that’s what he’s going to do. He’s the outsider who is going to ride into town and blow up the old way. So you, as a voter, get to participate in the detonation. He’s going to get a lot of votes from people who actually just want to sit back and watch the thing blow up.”
Earlier this month, Moore released a surprise documentary called “TrumpLand,” a deceptively titled film that more so focuses on the filmmaker’s love of Clinton. But when it comes to Trump, he not only fears him; he fears for him, too.
“He’s not a well person and he needs help,” Moore said. “If you’re a human being with a soul and a conscience, you want him to get help.”
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar,rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.