Award-winning filmmaker and documentarian Michael Moore has a new movie coming out this year, Where to Invade Next. The film will focus on the American military-industrial complex.
While speaking with Entertainment Weekly about the film, Moore’s interview merged into the lane of current politics, namely the 2016 presidential race. In his famous satirical voice, Moore said:
I think to have a president who is married to an immigrant would be a wonderful thing. It would show his love of immigration. I believe she’s from Slovenia, and a graduate of the University of Ljubljana, Mrs. Trump. So I think he’s certainly showed his love of immigrants. The thing about Trump is, you remember that movie in the ‘60s called Fantastic Voyage, a crazy hokey film where Raquel Welch and some scientist take a miniaturized submarine into this guy’s body to battle the evil things that are killing him? If I could just go inside Trump’s brain for just a couple hours and turn the hate button off. [Laughs] Did you see the poll last week where he polled with Hispanics? They recorded him as a negative.
Moore noted that Trump is a caricature, but what makes him different from other actors or entertainers is that the Trump we see is the real Trump. He’s not acting or pretending. Trump really is that crazy.
“See, I think people love bat-shit crazy,” said Moore. “I think that that’s just us loving entertainment. You know, Stephen Colbert did that character. He was playing bat-sh*t crazy Bill O’Reilly. This is actually Trump. This is not performance art.”
If there’s one person who can spot a boiling crock of bull, it’s Moore. It’s good to have him back, new film and all.