Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, who mapped out Donald Trump’s victory with uncanny precision all the way back in July, is now saying something many observers have felt about Trump’s candidacy from its earliest days: The real estate mogul never intended to win the presidency, and didn’t really want the job.
The Hollywood Reporter quotes Moore saying Wednesday: “I don’t think he started running for president to be president. I don’t think he wanted to be president.”
“Earlier in the day, Moore also posted what he called a ‘Morning After To-Do List’ on his Facebook page,” THR adds. “He called for a take-over of the Democratic Party, ‘which failed us miserably’; the firing of all pundits, predictors and pollsters who refused to acknowledge the possibility of a looming Trump win; the need for the Democrats in Congress to fight and resist; the abolition of the electoral college; and a recognition that most Americans still favor women’s equality, debt-free college education, single-payer health care, an end to foreign invasions and a recognition of climate change.”