Donald Trump said on Thursday that he agreed with liberal filmmaker Michael Moore for recently predicting he will win the presidential election because working-class Americans are sick of the Washington establishment.
The Republican nominee’s remarks came in a tweet that included a promotional video clip for Moore’s new documentary film, “Michael Moore in TrumpLand.”
“Trump’s election is going to be the biggest ‘f— you’ ever recorded in human history – and it will feel good,” Moore said in the clip.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 27, 2016
Moore added that he knows “a lot of people in Michigan that are planning to vote for Trump, and they don’t necessarily like him that much, and they don’t necessarily agree with him.”
“Whether Trump means it or not is kind of irrelevant because he’s saying the things to people who are hurting,” Moore said. “And it’s why every beaten-down, nameless, forgotten working stiff who used to be part of what was called the middle class loves Trump. He is the human Molotov cocktail that they’ve been waiting for.”
Moore’s film makes the case that Americans should vote for Hillary Clinton over Trump, but the Republican candidate and his allies have seized on the notoriously far-left documentarian’s comments anyway.
Conservative Fox News host Sean Hannity said on Wednesday that Michael Moore, with his “working-class roots,” just “gets” Trump’s message.
Moore “realizes that there is a whole generation of people now – hard-working, tax-paying, long-suffering Americans – who have been keeping the country going through the hardest of times, the people that built this country that are screwed over,” Hannity said.