In August, shortly after publishing “Five Reasons Donald Trump will win,” filmmaker Michael Moore appeared on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” to offer democrats a terrifying warning.
“I never wanted to be more wrong,” Moore told Seth Meyers a month after the election.
Meyers was still stunned by Moore being so right. But the filmmaker deeply empathizes with so many coastal liberals still trying to understand what happened.
“It didn’t seem possible… she was ahead in the polls, she was winning the debates, it was a great convention and he’s crazy,” Moore rattled off.
Meyers agreed: “It didn’t seem possible.”
But Moore didn’t just predict Trump would win the election, he nailed the four states that propelled Trump to victory.
“Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin…” Meyers reminded Moore. “And that is exactly how it played out.”
“Yes, I picked the four and ever since, people have been asking me for help with their lotto numbers,” the filmmaker retorted.
But for Clinton-supporting Moore, the prediction was more like a “negative lotto.”
“It’s like you hit the lotto, but instead of winning $6M, you got kicked in the nuts,” Meyers joked.
Turning to the next four years, Meyers then had an important question for the election predictor:
“Do you think now…do you think the Democrats are taking enough stock of what they got wrong or do you think they’re playing the blame game and missing the point?”
But rather than telling New York liberals to get out of their bubble or suggesting the party run celebrities, Moore took the high road.
“Here’s the Democrats’ biggest problem,” he told Meyers, which of course “includes people who voted for Hillary.”
“They don’t act like they won. They won! She’s 2.7 million votes ahead of Trump tonight… almost as many votes as Obama got in 2012,” Moore pointed out.
And because is the second time this has happened in 16 years, Moore believes America should abolish the electoral college once and for all.
“I would be saying the same thing if Trump was ahead by 2.7 million,” he added.
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Impeachment managers House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., left, Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and other mangers are seen arriving to the Senate before Schiff read the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on the Senate floor on Thursday, January 16, 2020. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
Responding to President Donald Trump's official answer to the impeachment charges against him now facing trial in the U.S. Senate, the Democratic House Managers assigned to prosecute the case rejected Sunday morning the president's claim his conduct was "perfect" by saying there is "a different word for it: impeachable."
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Welcome to another edition of What Fresh Hell?, Raw Story’s roundup of news items that might have become controversies under another regime, but got buried – or were at least under-appreciated – due to the daily firehose of political pratfalls, unhinged tweet storms and other sundry embarrassments coming out of the current White House.
One of Donald Trump's great gifts is an instinct for surrounding himself with people who are so sleazy and lacking in credibility that when they're indicted for some scam or flip on him and reveal his abuses of power they're easy to discredit.