Leftist activist and filmmaker Michael Moore had to school Parkland student activist David Hogg about election meddling following a screening of Moore’s latest film.
What are the details?
Moore’s latest film, “Fahrenheit 11/9” was screened during the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday and Hogg joined him to discuss American politics.
After the screening, Moore introduced Hogg and other Parkland, Florida, students to the stage, from which Hogg addressed those in attendance at the film’s screening.
“I have a question for you guys,” Hogg said, taking the microphone. “Who’s ready to save America? Who’s ready to make America the country that we say it is on paper, and make it the actual country that it wants to be?”
Naturally, applause and cheers broke out from the audience.
Hogg brought up hot topics, such as “mass incarceration of people of color that can’t vote” as well as the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, the war in Afghanistan, and those people who cannot vote because of previous convictions. He then went on to urge Canadians to donate money to American politicians for the upcoming 2018 midterm election.
“Turn that shame into your vote!” he cried. “If you’re not Canadian.”
“I think Canadians can donate to political campaigns in the United States,” Hogg said lamely. Moore immediately shook his head, and quietly told Hogg no, Canadians cannot donate to U.S. political campaigns.
“They can’t?” a flummoxed Hogg responded. “Well, uh,” he continued, “vote here [in Canada]. Learn from us; don’t let this happen here, because we need to come to you guys if we stay on this track.”
What did Moore do next?
Moore took the microphone away from Hogg at that point and continued his discussion on the state of the U.S. with the film attendees. You can see the exchange in the video below.
Later, Hogg took the microphone back from Moore, and asserted that Russians had given President Donald Trump $30 million, funneled into the U.S. through the National Rifle Association, for his 2016 presidential campaign.
He then demanded that the Internal Revenue Service launch an investigation into the purported donations.
In April, the NRA disclosed that it had received about $2,500 from Russian donors.
You can read more about said donations here.