Left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore — among the most prominent celebrities working to get rid of President Donald Trump — tweeted Sunday that he begged Iran's Ayatollah to refrain from violence after "our assassination" of his bloodthirsty Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani and offered to instead "let me & millions of Americans fix this peacefully."
I have just sent the Ayatollah of Iran a personal appeal asking him not to respond to our assassination of his top… https://t.co/QAHrIWHw4U— Michael Moore (@Michael Moore)1578200863.0
Soleimani — who led Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Quds Force, aided terror in the Middle East, and ordered the killing of Americans — met his end last week in a U.S. military airstrike ordered by Trump near the Baghdad airport.
How did folks on Twitter react?
A look at the reactions to Moore's tweet shows folks don't see eye to eye with him — and some called his actions "treason."
- "This is literally treason...by YOU!"
- "On your knees for the leader of a country that chants 'Death to America' on a daily basis ... this is pathetic, Michael.
- "That's called TREASON and it's punishable by death."
- "I really think you should make your appeal in person, Michael."
- "Yeah, appeasement always works."
- "Michael Moore should be taken into custody immediately."
Another Twitter user hoped Moore would be arrested for violating the Logan Act, which prohibits U.S. citizens from corresponding with foreign governments in relation to disputes with the U.S. and can result in fines or imprisonment.
What else has Moore been up to?
- Late last month Moore warned listeners of his podcast that "white people have not changed" — and "you should be afraid of them."
- In October he said white Trump supporters are like whites in South Africa during apartheid.
- After Trump called out the flop of Moore's 2017 Broadway play "The Terms of My Surrender" — which took aim at the president and his policies — Moore flipped out on Trump with a lengthy tweet-storm.
- Oh, and prior to Christmas 2018 Moore selected a doll of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to adorn the top of his Christmas tree.