Michael Moore Calls Trump Supporters ‘Racists’ and ‘Rednecks’

• October 31, 2016 6:02 pm


Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore told CNN anchor Jake Tapper on Monday that many of Donald Trump's supporters are "racists" and "rednecks."

Tapper previewed his interview with Moore with a couple clips from Moore's new movie, Michael Moore in TrumpLand, in which he criticizes Trump and his campaign.

"Trump's election is going to be the biggest ‘fuck you' ever recorded in human history and it will feel good for a day. Eh, maybe a week. Possibly a month," Moore said in the first clip.

"And when the rightfully angry people of Ohio and Michigan and Pennsylvania and Wisconsin find out after a few months in office that President Trump wasn't going to do a damn thing for them, it'll be too late to do anything about it," Moore said in the second clip.

Following the clips, Tapper asked Moore about Trump tweeting out a doctored clip of his movie to his followers to make it look like Moore supported Trump.

"The fact that he would take a clip and doctor it from my film to make it look like I was for him and then tweet about it, I guess that's the worst case scenario of what happened. I frankly just think he woke up one morning, saw his name in the title of a movie, and being the narcissist that he is just thought, ‘Hey, I'm in a movie' and just started tweeting about it,'" Moore said to Tapper.

Moore then referred back to Tapper's introduction and how he did not think Trump supporters were racists or rednecks.

"Actually a lot of his supporters are racists and rednecks," Moore said. "But there's a lot of people where I live in Michigan and around Ohio, Wisconsin, whatever, they are people that used to be part of the middle class," Moore said.

"They are angry and see him as a chance to be the human molotov cocktail that they'd like to throw into the system to blow it up," he added.

Moore will be voting for Clinton and encouraged others to vote for her near the end of his interview with Tapper. He called the Democratic nominee a "decent person."