- The Washington Times - Friday, November 11, 2016

Michael Moore on Friday rejected the liberal narrative that Donald Trump voters are racist, pointing out that many of the people who voted for the president-elect also voted for President Obama in 2008 and 2012.

In a wide-ranging interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Mr. Moore disagreed with another panelist’s claim that Mr. Trump’s election victory came from “deep racial animus” in America.

“You have to accept that millions of people who voted for Barack Obama, some of them once, some of them twice, changed their minds this time,” Mr. Moore said, the Daily Caller reported. “They’re not racist. They twice voted for a man whose middle name is Hussein. That’s the America you live in.”

Co-host Joe Scarborough called the racial narrative “maddening” and cited data from Nate Cohn of The New York Times.

“That ‘deep racial animus’ elected Barack Obama twice,” Mr. Scarborough said. “The very people who helped elect Barack Obama president of the United States twice just elected in Wisconsin, in Michigan, in Ohio and Pennsylvania, Donald J. Trump. It’s the data.”

Mr. Moore said voters are more concerned about jobs and putting food on their tables than race.

“People are trying to get by,” the liberal filmmaker said. “They’re living from paycheck to paycheck.”

Mr. Moore suggested that Bernie Sanders’ success in states like Michigan and Wisconsin, where Mr. Trump also performed well, was a sign that progressives needed to “take over the Democratic Party.”

“We are going to resist. We are going to oppose,” he said. “This is going to be a massive resistance. There’s already — women are calling for a million woman march on the Inauguration Day. There’s going to be the largest demonstration ever on Inauguration Day.”

“I’m going to be one of the people leading the opposition to him, that’s going to stop him. It will be a mass movement of millions that will dwarf Occupy Wall Street,” he said.

Mr. Moore also predicted that Mr. Trump would be impeached before his first term is over.

“I don’t believe anyone in the media who says we’re going to have four years of Trump,” he said. “He doesn’t support any ideology except the ideology of Donald J. Trump. And when you have a narcissist like that who’s so narcissistic where it’s all about him. He will break laws. He will break laws, because he’s only thinking about what’s best for him.”

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