- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore slammed former nominee Hillary Clinton’s “disgraceful” campaign for ignoring crucial states, saying it’s the Democratic Party’s own fault for losing the election to Donald Trump.

The Michigan native, who correctly predicted Mr. Trump would win the presidency thanks in part to support from white Rust Belt voters, made the comments to Variety magazine when asked whether Russia’s meddling in the U.S. election played a decisive role in winning the election for Mr. Trump.

Mr. Moore, who led a campaign trying to get electors to vote against Mr. Trump ahead of the Dec. 19 Electoral College vote, said Democrats “should not be thinking that they lost because of the Russians.”

“The Democrats lost because of the Democrats. It’s the second time now in 16 years where the Democrats won [the popular vote] but lost,” he said. “That is so revolting that the old guard of the Democratic Party should all resign. They let us down, the majority, now twice. I’m done with it. I’m going to help lead the charge to take over the Democratic Party.”

“There were people like me who live in Michigan who were crying out to the Clinton campaign, ‘Please come to Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin,’” Mr. Moore said. “They decided not to play by the game. It’s a bad game. The electoral college should be changed, but it wasn’t gotten rid of, so why were they ignoring these states? It’s disgraceful.”

The documentary filmaker said the reason that so many women voted for Mr. Trump over Mrs. Clinton could be blamed on the cliché that women prefer jerks over nice guys.

“One lament of the liberal, feminist, single guy is that women would rather date assholes,” Mr. Moore said. “I’d say, ‘Don’t say that. That’s not true.’ But every heterosexual guy has seen this since high school. Guys will say, ‘I’m nice. They don’t want nice.’ Listen, I don’t know the psychology of this, but men have been running the show for a few thousand years, and it’s not unusual throughout history for the oppressed to come to identify with their oppressor.”

“I wish he had to go through a psychological evaluation, because I’m pretty sure that it would come out that he is a malignant narcissist,” he said.

Mr. Moore has joined the #DisruptJ20 movement aimed at protesting Mr. Trump’s inauguration in Washington, D.C., and all 50 states.

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