Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore is making headlines for telling HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher on Wednesday that Donald Trump will become the next president of the United States.
As fellow liberal panelists Dan Savage and Joy Reid were mocking and making fun of speakers and attendees at the Republican National Convention — at one point even comparing their anti-Clinton chants of "lock her up" to the Salem witch trials — Moore cut in and said:
It might have sounded crazy to us, but to millions and millions of Americans, this was music to their ears. And I think one of the things I've been concerned about this week, is that we've been sitting in, as you refer to it, the bubble. We've been sitting in our bubble, having a good laugh at this, as you said, s**t show.
But the truth is is that this plays to a lot of people that he has to win to become the next president. I'm sorry I have to be the buzzkill here so early on, but I think Trump is going to win.
The audience immediately began booing, but Maher seemingly realized that Moore might be on to something.
"Boo if you want. I am glad you're saying it. Everybody should say it. The enemy is complacency," Maher said. "He certainly could win."
Moore then explained the reasoning behind his prediction.
"I live in Michigan and let me tell you, it's going to be the Brexit strategy. The middle of England is Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Mitt Romney lost by 64 electoral votes," Moore explained. "The total electoral votes of those four states in the rust belt? 64."
(H/T: Hollywood Reporter)
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