- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore made the explosive claim Tuesday night that Americans who voted for President Trump are complicit in his “racism” in the same way that a person who is an accomplice of rape could be considered a rapist.

Speaking to CNN host Don Lemon, Mr. Moore claimed that Mr. Trump is undoubtedly a racist and so are the “vast majority” of his supporters.

“If you hold down the woman while the rapist is raping her, and you didn’t rape her, are you a rapist?” the filmmaker asked. “I mean let’s just, really, let’s cut the BS and start speaking honestly.”

Mr. Lemon responded, “That’s a very powerful and uncomfortable anecdote that you share, and people will think that you’re comparing Trump voters to racists, I mean, to rapists.”

“Yeah, it’s uncomfortable isn’t it?” Mr. Moore asked.

“Because enablers of immoral behavior, criminal behavior — it is absolutely criminal to stand behind the people that killed Heather Heyer, that beat the heads in of people who were trying to speak their minds in Charlottesville,” Mr. Moore continued, referring to the 32-year-old paralegal who was killed Saturday in a car-ramming attack during violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia.

“If you put Donald Trump in office, you need to think about this before you kneel down and say your prayers tonight,” he said.

Mr. Moore said Mr. Trump’s supporters can redeem themselves by rejecting him moving forward.

Mr. Lemon cautioned his guest that he would probably receive a considerable amount of backlash for the rape comments.

“I hope I do,” Mr. Moore responded. “I’ve had it, Don.

“If you still support the racist, you are the racist,” he said. “That has to end. I’m not sorry, I’m not letting anybody off the hook here.”

“You are culpable, white America,” he added.

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