- The Washington Times - Friday, December 21, 2018

Left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore declared Thursday that the Trump tax cuts of 2017 were “in a sense an act of terror” against poor Americans.

Speaking Thursday on MSNBC exactly one year after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was signed into law by President Trump, Mr. Moore blasted the sweeping tax reform bill as only benefiting the “top 0.1 percent” of Americans.

“All the Republicans in that photo that you showed standing there on the steps with him a year ago today all looking so slap-happy … remember it’s not just Trump, all of the Republicans, all of them, nobody has had the courage to stand up and say this is wrong, this is un-American,” Mr. Moore told MSNBC host Ali Velshi.

The “Fahrenheit 11/9” director made the comments as footage played of Republican lawmakers celebrating the tax-reform package being signed into law.

“This hurts this country,” Mr. Moore said. “This is — this tax cut — in a sense an act of terror because it’s going to make the people who are already struggling to get by that much harder to get by.”

Mr. Moore then advocated for the president to be “legally, nonviolently removed from office.”

“We have an autocrat in the White House,” he said, adding that the president is going to choose someone who falls in line with him to replace outgoing Secretary of Defense James Mattis.

“I think maybe this is the first time I’ve actually been frightened for the country — frightened — in these almost two years,” Mr. Moore said. “Trump is going to put in the person that agrees with him and is gonna be his dog. … We’re going to have a defense secretary that’s gonna go, ‘Yes, boss.’ That makes it dangerous for all of us and for the world.”

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