Steven Colbert: Were you civil?
Michael Moore: I was civil as any Eagle Scout Catholic altar boy could be... when confronted with the Devil.
Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore was one of the first liberals to predict that Donald Trump would beat out Hillary for the Oval Office, and now his new project a film about the Trump era, Fahrenheit 11/9, is set for release just in time for the midterm elections.
Moore discussed his the film and his Trump prediction on the Colbert show, “Nobody took him seriously. I tried to warn people he was gonna win Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania. People laughed or booed. I wasn’t saying it cause I wanted it to happen.” More also aired a clip of him getting kicked out of the Mar-a-Lago golf club, a scene from the upcoming film.
Fahrenheit 11/9 is calling itself “a provocative and comedic look at the times in which we live. It will explore the two most important questions of the Trump era: how the fuck did we get here, and how the fuck do we get out?” It is set to to open in 1,500 theaters nationwide on September 21.
Moore and Trump have a bit of history which started on the Roseanne Barr talk show back in 1998. Moore was there talking about his film Roger & Me. Trump congratulated the films success and joked, “I hope he never does one on me.”
Trump has reason to be worried, Moore’s documentary film career is impressive. His 2004 film about the W presidency was the highest-grossing documentary to date, earning $119 million at the box office, and he isn’t exactly known for sugar-coating the less flattering bits. Add in how angry Moore is about the current administration's immigration policy, and Trump can expect to be ripped to shreds.