- The Washington Times - Monday, August 28, 2017

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore, who was ridiculed last summer for predicting that Donald Trump would win the presidency, says Mr. Trump is on track to win re-election in 2020.

“I should say reappointed, because we will have an even larger population that will vote against him in 2020,” Mr. Moore told Fast Company magazine in an interview published Monday. “But he will win those electoral states as it stands now.”

Former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton won the popular vote in November by nearly 3 million, but she lost the electoral college vote, ending her shot at the presidency. Mr. Moore said that if Democrats have any hope of changing the tides in 2020, they’ll have to start advocating for the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, an agreement adopted by 10 states and D.C., that awards each of their electoral votes to whichever presidential candidate wins the overall popular vote. The agreement currently represents 165 electoral votes, and it can only come into effect when states delivering a total of 270 electoral votes have signed on, Fast Company reported.

“That’ll be an easier way to get this done,” Mr. Moore told the magazine. “People should not despair, thinking, well, the Republicans have all this power and all that. Think of the suffragettes. They were trying to get the vote for women. They got [the 19th Amendment ratified] in 35 states to give women the right to vote. Think of that uphill battle.”

Mr. Moore said he’s hopeful about the country’s younger and more diverse population, arguing that the “angry white guy” is dying out and a more tolerant population is rising up.

“Here’s another positive thing to look at: Every year 3 million 18-year-olds become adults and [potential] voters, and we raised those kids,” he said. “We’ve raised a generation of kids who don’t hate people on the basis of race, or they don’t hate somebody because they’re in love with somebody of the same gender.

“Nearly 70% of the country is either female, people of color, or young adults between 18 and 35, or a combination of the three,” he added. “The angry white guy is dying out, and the Census Bureau has already told us that by 2050, white people are going to be the minority, and I’m not sad to say I can’t wait for that day to happen. I hope I live long enough to see it because it will be a better country.”

Mr. Moore’s one-man Broadway play pointing out the absurdity of Mr. Trump’s presidency, titled “The Terms of My Surrender,” opened Aug. 10 to mixed reviews.

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