Oops! Michael Moore did it again.
Recently, the socialist, leftist filmmaker — long a target of conservatives — had a clip from his "Trumpland" documentary go viral because it sounded like one of the greatest, most heartfelt endorsements of Donald Trump ever. Moore insisted that the uncut 4-minute clip was taken out of context and was meant to trash Trump, but Trump supporters didn't care. They still really liked the words coming out of his mouth.
And apparently that's not the only time Moore has had trouble giving a ringing endorsement of Hillary while denouncing Trump. For whatever reason, when Moore again appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Friday, several of his comments came across as pro-Trump and anti-Hillary supporters.
Here are the highlights:
"I live in Michigan, still, and I live amongst the people who have been disaffected and have suffered as part of what used to be part of the middle class, and no longer are and are upset. And I know a lot of people in Michigan who are going to vote for Trump. Not because they necessarily agree with him, but they see him as the human Molotov cocktail that they get to throw into the system that has ruined their lives. And they get to blow that system up. Very much in the same attitude of the Brexit voters of industrial England."
"These polls," he added, "I think they undercount the Trump people."
He affirmed his support of Hillary saying, "My optimism here is that we now live a country that's...77% of this country is either female, people of color, or young adults between the ages of 18 and 35, or a combination of those three. That's 77% of the country, and [Trump] has offended all three of these groups. So on paper, we [Democrats] should be OK, right?"
After stereotyping the political views of 77% of the country, Moore then seemed to suggest many of them were incompetent couch potatoes when it came to actually voting.
"But we don't get to vote at home on our remote control or our xBox. We actually have to go. So how many are going to vote on Tuesday? 50%? 60? 80?"
Co-host Joe Scarborough asked, "What do you think of your friends who you know are voting for Trump?"
Moore replied, "I say to them, 'Look, the ballot box is not an anger management tool. You have every right to be upset.'"
Joe tried to help him with his answer by saying slowly, "Again, and you understand what they're doing, but you obviously disagree for political reasons?"
"Yes, very much disagree," Moore replied.
"Yes," Joe affirmed with relief in his voice.
A little later in the interview, Moore reasoned, "You can still hate Hillary and vote for her at the same time."
"Wow, OK...that's..." co-host Mika Brzezinksi replied, shaking her head as she looked unsure of what to say next.
In fact, throughout much of the interview, Mika's responses to Moore sounded incredulous, matching the look of disbelief on her face.
What do you think of this?