Documentary filmmaker and liberal activist, Michael Moore is convinced that humor could help topple President Donald Trump.
During his appearance on Stephen Colbert’s “The Late Show” on Wednesday night, Moore said he has negative expectations from Trump. According to him, “I knew we would get hit a lot by all the things he was going to do, [but] I did not expect a daily, hourly, fire hose of shit in our face. I mean, it’s just one thing after another.”
Moore noted that the President gets distracted, but he also has “shiny keys” meant to sidetrack Americans from focusing on more important political decision that have impact on their daily lives.
The documentary filmmaker and liberal activist said, “What has been amazing is that while he [Trump] obviously gets distracted, he also, though, has his shiny keys we get distracted by. So he goes off on Mika and Joe or whatever the tweet is that morning, and then later in the day he’s doing something to our national parks or is ending funding to keep the Great Lakes clean. We have to make sure we don’t get distracted too much by his shiny keys and stay on top of this. It’s a lot of work.”
When asked about Trump’s decision to ban transgender people from military service, Moore said, “I couldn’t think of anymore brave people to have defending this country. He added that “they should refuse to leave” and let him [Trump] go as the commander.”
He reiterated his conviction that he “refuse to live in a country where Donald Trump is president. I’m not leaving so something’s got to change.”
Moore encouraged Colbert and the public to join his “army of satire” to take down Trump. “We have to form an army of citizens and come at him like a swarm of bees. I suggested a few months ago that we have an army of satire, because I think the way to bring him down is with satire.”
He pointed out that Trump’s skin is so thin and all we need is like a thousand or million little comedy shivs—non-violent, don’t hurt him, but just under his skin, because he can’t take being laughed at.”
Last month, Moore launched TrumpiLeaks, a highly-encrypted website for whistleblowers to send information to him about the President and his associates.
Moore also praised Hollywood actress Melissa McCarthy for her hilarious impersonation of former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on a series of satires in “Saturday Night Live.”
“She’s taken down the first Trump administration official with satire,” said Moore.
In an interview with Sean Hannity last week, Spicer said some parts of McCarthy’s skits “were funny” and made him “crack up.” However, he thought a lot were “over the line, not funny, stupid, silly, or malicious.” He added that a Press Secretary needs “a bit of a thick skin” to do his job.
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