Filmmaker Michael Moore, who predicted over the summer that Donald Trump would win the presidential election — and even detailed exactly how it would happen, with the Rust Belt states swinging toward Trump — has made a controversial new prediction about Trump.
Business Insider reports that Moore, appearing Wednesday night on NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” predicted that Trump might not end up assuming the presidency — or might quit the presidency soon after taking office.
Moore ran through a number of possibilities during his appearance on the show, even hinting that Trump’s election might still be blocked in the Electoral College when it votes on Dec. 19. But his main point appeared to be that Trump might not want to be president.
“He’s not president until noon on January 20 of 2017,” Moore said. “So that’s more than six weeks away. Would you not agree, regardless of which side of the political fence you’re on, this has been the craziest election year? Nothing anyone has predicted has happened. The opposite has happened. So is it possible that in these next six weeks something else might happen, something crazy, something we’re not expecting?”
Meyers asked: “Do you think it’s possible that he now realizes this job is way more work than he wanted it to be?”
“Oh, he is so bummed out,” Moore said. “He may decide that he wants to quit before he even takes office. Everyone in the audience is saying that’s not possible. Everybody in this audience at some point in their life on the first day of their job knew they had taken the wrong job.”
Moore also lashed out at Trump for failing to become engaged in daily security briefings leading up to the inauguration. Here’s a clip of that part of the interview, posted by NBC …