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Michael Moore Accuses GOP of Poisoning Flint and Dems of Neglecting Blacks

• November 13, 2016 10:35 am

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Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore accused Republicans on Sunday of helping poison the people of Flint, Michigan and Democrats of neglecting black voters after they are elected to office.

While speaking with CNN's Jake Tapper, Moore commented on how his home state of Michigan went to Donald Trump and how he says politics have played a role in the Flint water crisis.

"I mean, where I come from, I live in Michigan, so we're used to both parties," Moore said. "The Republican Party, which controls the state house and the governor in Michigan, has contributed to poisoning the people of Flint and still hasn't fixed the problem. So, we're used to the treatment of that party."

Moore then turned his attention to the Democratic Party.

He blamed its treatment of minorities for neglecting places like Flint.

"We're also used to the neglect, the benign neglect from Democrats, or I should say the old school Democrats who basically, once they get in, have a hard time dealing with, especially cities that have large minority populations, or in the cases of say Flint or Detroit, these are majority black cities and they largely go unignored," Moore said. "They get a lot of lip service."

Moore then said Donald Trump would not do anything to improve the situation in Flint and would likely make it worse.

Published under: Jake Tapper, Michael Moore, Michigan