While some Democrats including strategist James Carville are brimming with confidence over the prospect of a Biden victory in November, progressive filmmaker Michael Moore is warning against overconfidence.
Fox News reports President Trump could pull off a reelection victory in 2020, so Democrats should not get overly confident about a Joe Biden victory, despite criticism about Trump’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, liberal filmmaker Michael Moore warned Friday.
Trump is “going to do well” in November because he hasn’t lost “any of his support,” Moore said during an appearance on “Real Time with Bill Maher.”
“None of us should take him for granted,” Moore told Maher, referring to Trump.
“We need to behave as if he will win a second term,” Moore said. “Anybody who right now says, ‘Oh no,’ You’re really part of the problem because you’re not taking this seriously. He knows exactly what he’s doing. He was just in Michigan this week. It’s the third time he’s been in Michigan in three weeks. He believes he’s going to somehow pull this off.”
Moore, who was one of the few outspoken liberals who predicted Trump’s victory in 2016, told Maher that the polls showing Biden ahead of Trump are “very similar” to the ones four years ago that showed Hillary Clinton leading. And while he expressed confidence that Biden will win the “popular vote,” Trump can “still win the electoral college.”
“All of us have to really be in fighting mode because he is. He knows his people,” Moore continued. “He will get all of that 44-46 percent out. He just needs a couple more percent of the people on his side who stayed home last time.”
After Maher revived what he believes is a real possibility that Trump will refuse to leave the White House if he’s defeated, Moore then suggested that he and Maher should lead Trump’s ousting if law enforcement authorities won’t.
Michael Moore @MMFlint promises to personally remove @realDonaldTrump from the White House: “There’s you and me, Bill. You and I are going to go there….We can get thousands, millions of Americans to show up and escort him in the best eviction ever.” #RealTime pic.twitter.com/lsjXe4y6CQ
— Brent Baker (@BrentHBaker) May 23, 2020