Michael Moore’s latest project – Michael Moore in TrumpLand – is a 72-minute one-man-show advocating for the election of Hillary Clinton.
One short segment from Moore’s monologue has gained traction amongst a very unlikely group – Donald Trump supporters.
In less than 4-minutes, Michael Moore succinctly explains the worldview of the average Trump supporter and why they will cast their vote for him on Election Day. Although sites like Occupy Democrats have rightly pointed out the clip has been taken out of context, it doesn’t matter. Regardless of his intention, Moore’s words are resonating as truth with many people in Trump’s base. This clip might even serve as a last-minute rallying cry to mobilize the vote of Trump-leaning Americans who might be discouraged by the (rigged) polls.
Transcript of a segment from ‘Michael Moore in Trumpland’ (2016).
Donald Trump came to the Detroit Economic Club, and stood there in front of the Ford Motor Executives and said, “If you close these factories as you’re planning to do in Detroit, and build them in Mexico, I’m gonna put a 35% tariff on those cars when you send it back and nobody’s gonna buy them.”
It was an amazing thing to see. No politician – Republican or Democrat – had ever said anything like that to these executives, and it was music to the ears of people in Michigan, and Ohio, and Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. The Brexit States.
You live here in Ohio. You know what I’m talking about.
Whether Trump means it or not, it’s kind of irrelevant because he’s saying the things to people that are hurting. And it’s why every beaten-down, nameless, forgotten working-stiff who used to be part of the middle class loves Trump: he is the human molotov cocktail that they’ve been waiting for; the human hand-grenade that they can legally throw into the system that stole their lives from them.
And on November 8th, Election Day, although they’ve lost their jobs; although they’ve been foreclosed on by the bank; next came the divorce, and now the wife and kids are gone; the car’s been repoed; they haven’t had a real vacation in years; they’re stuck with the shitty Obamacare bronze plan where you can’t even get a fucking Percocet…
They’ve essentially lost everything they had, except one thing.
The one thing that doesn’t cost them a cent and is guaranteed to them by the American constitution: the right to vote. They might be penniless; they might be homeless; they might be fucked over and fucked up, it doesn’t matter – because it’s equalized on that day. A millionaire has the same number of votes as the person without a job: one. And there’s more of the former middle class than there are in the millionaire class.
So on November 8th, the dispossessed will walk into the voting booth, be handed a ballot, close the curtain, and take that lever – or felt pen or touch screen – and put a big fucking X in the box by the name of the man who has threatened to upend and overturn the very system that has ruined their lives: Donald J. Trump.
They see that the elites who ruined their lives hate Trump. Corporate America hates Trump. Wall Street hates Trump. The career politicians hate Trump. The media hates Trump – after they loved him, and created him, and now hate him. Thank you, media. The enemy of my enemy is who I’m voting for on November 8th.
Yes, on November 8th, you – Joe Blow, Steve Blow, Bob Blow, Billy Blow, Billy Bob Blow, all the Blows – get to go and blow up the whole God damned system because it’s your right. Trump’s election is going to be the biggest “Fuck you” ever recorded in human history…and it will feel good.