At a town hall event in Flint, Michigan, Fahrenheit 11/9 filmmaker Michael Moore predicted that Donald Trump could “possibly” be the last president of the United States.
“It’s possible,” Moore told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes. When the host expressed incredulity, the documentarian said he “absolutely” believes the claim.
“I think that we have someone in the White House who has no respect for the rule of law,” Moore said, “who dislikes democracy by an incredible degree.”
Trump’s disdain for democracy “doesn’t really make him that different from any other billionaires or CEOs because their businesses are not democracies,” the filmmaker added. “They rule by fiat, they decide, they make the calls, and they don’t like having anybody else having the say.”
It’s very dangerous to put selfish businessmen in charge of democracies, Moore warned — and it’s all the more dangerous because Trump “has a complete lack of ideology.” Even a Mike Pence presidency would be preferable to that, he said.
“People say to me, well, if we impeach Trump, we’ll have Pence,” the documentarian said. “I go, great, at least he believes in something. I’m not afraid of having a debate with Pence about whether or not Adam and Eve rode on dinosaurs 6,000 years ago.”
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Russia and China blast US missile test
Russia and China warned Tuesday that a new US missile test had heightened military tensions and risked sparking an arms race, weeks after Washington ripped up a Cold War-era weapons pact with Moscow.
The US and Russia ditched the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty this month after accusing each other of violating the accord.
Washington said the agreement also tied its hands in dealing with other powers such as China.
The US Department of Defense announced on Monday it had tested a type of ground-launched missile that was banned under the 1987 INF agreement, which limited the use of nuclear and conventional medium-range weapons.
Leaked audio shows oil lobbyist bragging about success in criminalizing pipeline protests
"We've seen a lot of success at the state level, particularly starting with Oklahoma in 2017," said Derrick Morgan of American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers
As a growing number of states move to pass laws that would criminalize pipeline protests and hit demonstrators with years in prison, an audio recording obtained by The Intercept showed a representative of a powerful oil and gas lobbying group bragging about the industry's success in crafting anti-protest legislation behind closed doors.
Trump’s latest attempt to smear Scaramucci dunked in mockery
At least one White House or campaign staffer apparently helped President Donald Trump attack his short-lived communications director Anthony Scaramucci -- and he was met with mockery.
The president tweeted out a supercut video late Monday of Scaramucci defending Trump before his recent public disavowal, and attacked his former staffer as a "dope" who's seeking fame.
Nobody ever heard of this dope until he met me. He only lasted 11 days! pic.twitter.com/RzX3zjXzga
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 20, 2019