Socialist documentary filmmaker Michael Moore was on MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” on Thursday to talk about the then-impending shutdown, the departure of Defense Secretary James Mattis, and, as a bonus, the GOP tax cuts, which he had the gall to call an “act of terror” on the country.
“When will they decide he’s got to go? That will be the interesting moment,” Moore said. “Nobody has had the courage to stand up and say this is this is un-American. This hurts this country.”
That was when Moore said that the Republican tax cuts were “in a sense, an act of terror” because they would make life more challenging for people who are already having a hard time making ends meet. He also suggested that the opioid epidemic was caused, in part, by the tax cuts, which has to be one of the biggest whoppers we’ve ever heard out of this guy’s mouth. And that’s saying something.
“What are they going to do? And to alleviate their pain, how many more of those opioid drugs are they going to need? What will happen with our children in their inadequate schools, you know, the air they’re breathing, the climate change they don’t believe in, all of that,” Moore said.
If ever there was a time to write “LOL,” this has to be it.
Fill-in host Ali Velshi then turned the discussion to the resigning Mattis.
“I was just watching the stuff with Mattis… I think maybe this is the first time I’ve actually been frightened for the country – frightened – in these almost two years,” Moore said.
Um, first of all, you’ve been screaming that Trump could be the “last American president” for more than two years now, so that didn’t “frighten” you? It didn’t frighten you that the American people might have elected the 21st century successor to Adolf Hitler? Or are you now admitting that you were just pandering to people’s ignorance and fears when you said all of that?
Second, Mattis resigned chiefly because he strongly disagreed with Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria and Afghanistan. And you, Mr. Moore, have been virulently against America’s Middle Eastern military expeditions since AT LEAST 2004, when you released Fahrenheit 9/11. So what gives? How are you not standing up and cheering Trump’s decision, regardless of what it might have cost him in terms of Cabinet support?
Well, because Trump is always wrong and always evil, even when he isn’t either. That’s what sells the tickets.
Or, in the case of Moore’s most recent box office failure, doesn’t.