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People's State of the Union': Celebs criticize Trump, say America is 'a nation founded on genocide

Filmmaker Michael Moore (pictured in 2016) called for a cultural clean-sweep at “People’s State of the Union.” (Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

Michael Moore called for a "cultural clean-sweep" at the "People's State of the Union," at midtown's Town Hall in New York City Monday evening.

The event was designed as a prebuttal to President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address scheduled for Tuesday night.

Moore was one of several anti-Trump celebrities who took part in the rowdy, nearly-full house progressive rally. The George Soros-funded MoveOn.org sponsored the event, which was touted as a celebration of "the remarkable growth and success of the Resistance Movement.” The activist group We Stand United led the gathering.

What else did Moore say?

Moore, who took the stage toward the end of the night, called for the removal and replacement of the system that "gave us Trump in the first place," Variety reported.

“He [Trump] did not just fall out of the sky and land in Queens," Moore said. "He is the result of a decades-long corporate takeover of our democracy and of us, never correcting the three original sins of America: A nation founded on genocide, built on the backs of slaves, and maintained by the subjugation of women.”

Moore called for the “massive removal of Republicans from the House and the Senate” and to support the impeachment campaign.

“Don’t worry about Pence, first things first,” he added. “Let me take care of Pence!”

Who else was there and what did the others say?

Actors Mark Ruffalo, Kathy Najimy, Amy Schumer, Rosie Perez, Cynthia Nixon, John Leguizamo, NYC Mayor Bill deBlasio and others took turns blasting the Trump administration.

“The one silver lining in Trump is that we have created the mother of all movements,” Ruffalo said. “We’ll strengthen our bonds and commitments to each other for long after the Trump era comes to its rightful end.”

“We aren’t stopping with Trump,” he added.

Najimy focused her speech on women's issues, after spotting and giving a nod to Gloria Steinem, who was in the audience.

“F— locker room talk,” Najimy roared, also referencing #MeToo, pay parity, Time’s Up and the Women’s March.

The speakers also pushed for legislation to provide illegal immigrants with a path to citizenship.

"We and our families are undocumented, unafraid, and here to stay,” Christina Jimenez of immigrant youth network United We Dream said. “This Trump plan is nothing more than a white supremacist ransom note. We must reject it.”

And Nixon railed against Trump's so-called attack on democracy, focusing mostly on his actions with respect to the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

“Our American democracy is under attack, and we Americans need to not only cherish and protect it but to fight for it,” Nixon said. “We must make the firing of Robert Mueller a stark line in the sand, and if Trump crosses it, we must take to the streets as never before and make inaction untenable for every elected leader.”

What else?

The People’s State of the Union series, hosted by the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture (which is not a government agency), was just one part of a series of events. It includes a 10-day, nationwide “Story Circle,” which gives attendees the opportunity to reflect the state of the union and “share a story about a time you felt a sense of belonging — or the opposite — to this nation or your community.”

Trump's State of the Union address, “Building a safe, strong, and proud America," will air at 9 p.m. EST.

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