Friday, November 11, 2016

Michael Moore’s post-election plan

Filmmaker Michael Moore has some harsh truths for America following president-elect Donald Trump’s astounding victory and he shared them in a helpful five-point plan.

The controversial director, known for documentaries such as Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine, took to Facebook after the result was revealed to post a “morning after to-do list”.

In the post, which has been shared more than 150,000 times, Moore urged his nearly 2 million Facebook fans to reclaim the Democratic Party and fire the pollsters who got their predictions so very wrong.

Most notably, Moore asked Americans to “stop saying they are ‘stunned’ or ‘shocked’,” and instead find hope in the popular vote, which was won by Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

“If you woke up this morning thinking you live in an effed-up country, you don’t. The majority of your fellow Americans wanted Hillary, not Trump,” Moore wrote.

The electoral college is the body that gets to elect the president. US citizens are unable to directly elect the president and instead must vote for electors in their state, who then pledge to vote for particular candidates.

Thus, a candidate must win overall states – each of which count for a particular amount of electoral votes – rather than individual popular votes.

“Until we change that, we’ll continue to have presidents we didn’t elect and didn’t want,” Moore reasoned.

Moore was one of the few media figures who predicted a Trump victory, penning an essay on his website back in July titled ‘Five reasons Trump will win‘.

“I have even more awful, depressing news for you: Donald J. Trump is going to win in November,” Moore warned.

“This wretched, ignorant, dangerous part-time clown and full-time sociopath is going to be our next president.”

After being proven right, Moore accused those who doubted this outcome of ignorance.

“You were in a bubble and weren’t paying attention to your fellow Americans and their despair,” he said to his followers.

“Trump’s victory is no surprise. He was never a joke. Treating him as one only strengthened him.”

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