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Michael Moore says liberals need to 'put our bodies on the line' against Trump

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Liberal documentary filmmaker Michael Moore discussed his upcoming anti-Trump film during his appearance Thursday night on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."

Moore told Colbert that he believes the majority of Americans are very liberal and that something must be done to stop President Donald Trump from being re-elected.

"We're in deep, deep trouble," Moore said.

The film, "Fahrenheit 11/9," is set to be released Sept. 21, Moore revealed. Its title is a play on his 2004 film "Fahrenheit 9/11," which criticized former President George W. Bush's administration and his handling of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

What did the film clip show?

A short clip of "Fahrenheit 11/9" showed Moore arriving at the gates of Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, which he called the "Southern White House."

"Just tell him it's me," Moore can be heard telling someone in the clip.

Colbert asked Moore if he acted in a civil manner to the people he encountered at the hotel.

“I was as civil as any Eagle Scout Catholic altar boy could be when confronted with the devil,” Moore answered.

What else did he say?

Democrats have been "so wimpy and weak" and now there are a few people who want to stand up and say they've had enough, Moore said.

“We don’t have to be violent, we have to remain nonviolent, but if the worst that happens to anybody in the Trump administration is that they don’t get to have a chicken dinner in Virginia, I mean, I don’t know,” he told Colbert.

Moore said he didn't agree with Sarah Huckabee Sanders being asked to leave a restaurant over political differences, adding he would not ask her to leave the theater if she showed up to watch his movie.

But what's happening now isn't just about political differences, he said, referring to the separation of immigrant children from their parents at the border.

"We’re talking about thousands of children being kidnapped from their parents and put in jails,” Moore continued.

He asked Colbert if he ever cries when he watches the news or opens the newspaper.

"It happens to me every day now," Moore said. "That has become the norm."

"When are people going to get off the couch? When are we going to rise up?" Moore asked.

"Sadly, Trump is not going to leave. He plans to be re-elected. He loves the term president for life," Moore said."The only way that we are going to stop this is eventually we are all going to have to put our bodies on the line. You're going to have to be willing to do this."

What else?

He said the Democrats won six out the last seven presidential elections, according to the popular vote.

"The majority of Americans are very liberal. They take the liberal position on most issues. They believe women should be paid same as men, they believe that there's climate change, they don’t believe people should be thrown in jail for smoking marijuana,” Moore continued.

"The country we live in doesn’t want the Republicans in the White House. They don’t want them running this country. We’re the majority,” he said.

 

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