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Following the news that Donald Trump has been elected as president of the United States, here's a reminder that Michael Moore predicted this would happen...
Despite several polls putting Hillary Clinton as much as 14 points ahead of her Republican rival Donald Trump, some people still think he will win the presidency.
In a promotion event for his new one-man documentary, Michael Moore in Trumpland, the Fahrenheit 9/11 director outlined what he saw as the grim reality of Trump’s eventual victory.
The director recounted an incident where the Republican presidential nominee addressed the Detroit Economic Club. In no uncertain terms, Trump told the Ford Motor executives that if they relocate their car factories to Mexico, he was going to put a 35 per cent tariff on them, rendering them too expensive for US consumers.
Moore went on to say why 'disenfranchised' Americans would vote for him:
He is saying the things to people who are hurting. It’s why every beaten down, forgotten, nameless stiff who used to be part of what was called the middle class loves Trump.
He is the human Molotov Cocktail they’ve been waiting for. The human hand grenade they can legally throw at the system which stole their lives from them. On November 8, the dispossessed will walk into the voting booth, be handed a ballot, close the curtain and take that lever and put a big fucking ‘X’ in the box by the name of the man who has threatened to up-end and overturn the very system that has ruined their lives: Donald J Trump.
Trump’s election is going to be the biggest 'fuck you' ever recorded in human history. And it will feel good.
Here is the (terrifying) four-minute monologue:
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