- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 8, 2016

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore, who was ridiculed for predicting in July that Donald Trump would win the election, is now saying it’s possible the president-elect will never make it to the White House.

“He’s not president of the United States yet,” Mr. Moore said to roaring applause Wednesday night on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”

“He’s not president ‘til noon on January 20th of 2017,” he said. “That’s more than six weeks away. Would you not agree, regardless what side of the political fence you’re on, this has been the craziest election year. Nothing anyone predicted has happened — the opposite has happened. So is it possible, just possible, that in these next six weeks, something else might happen — something crazy, something we’re not expecting?”

Mr. Moore didn’t elaborate on what might happen to prevent Mr. Trump from taking office, but he did express disdain for the Electoral College, which he described as an “arcane law” that was “set up to placate the slave states.”

“We have to get rid of this Electoral College,” he said. “I will lead the charge.”



Mr. Moore cited the fact that while Mr. Trump won the election, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton won the popular vote.

“I would be saying the same thing if Trump was ahead by 2.7 million votes,” he said. “I would accept the fact that my fellow Americans wanted him as president of the United States. I wouldn’t like it; I would accept it. The fact is, the majority of my fellow Americans did not want him.”

Mr. Moore rightly predicted in July that Mr. Trump would win the election and turn Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin red, The Hill reported. On Wednesday, he said he “never wanted to be more wrong.”

“It didn’t seem possible,” he said. “[Mrs. Clinton] was ahead in the polls, she was winning the debates, it was a great convention, and he’s crazy.”

“Ever since then, people have been asking me for my help with their lotto numbers,” he joked.

Mr. Meyers replied, “It’s like you hit the lotto but instead of winning $6 million, you got kicked in the nuts.”

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