Michael Moore’s candidate of choice may have lost on Nov. 8, but Moore earned quite a bit of credibility for correctly predicting the outcome, in spite of dozens of polls that contradicted him. Naturally, this has led many to listen more closely to what Moore has to say, and has allowed Moore to appear on numerous talk shows to analyze the results.
On Tuesday, Moore took to his Facebook page to make a new prediction. In a lengthy open letter titled “Donald Trump is Gonna Get Us Killed,” Moore discusses Trump’s attempts to distract us by meeting with Kanye West, and rails against Trump’s refusal to take daily security briefings.
My fellow Americans, when the next terrorist attack happens—and it will happen, we all know that—and after the tragedy is over, amidst the death and destruction that might have been prevented, you will see Donald Trump acting quickly to blame everyone but himself. He will suspend constitutional rights. He will round up anyone he deems a threat. He will declare war, and his Republican Congress will back him.
And no one will remember that he wasn’t paying attention to the growing threat. Wasn’t attending the daily national security briefings. Was playing golf instead or meeting with celebrities or staying up til 3am tweeting about how unfair CNN is. He said he didn’t need to be briefed. “You know, I think I’m smart. I don’t need to hear the same thing over and over each day for eight years.” That’s what he told Fox News on December 11th when asked why he wasn’t attending the security briefings. Don’t forget that date and his hubris as we bury the dead next year.
Moore’s prognosis is both justified and grim, and he’s also given it a timetable: Moore predicts that this will happen in the first year of Trump’s presidency. It may be a bit dramatic, but maybe drama, especially the caps-locked kind, is necessary. Moore continues:
It’s one thing to have a president who was asleep at the wheel. But, my friends, it’s a whole other thing to now have a president-elect who REFUSES TO EVEN GET BEHIND THE WHEEL! This utter neglect of duty, a daily snub at the people who work to protect us, the first Commander-in-Chief to literally be AWOL and announcing proudly he isn’t going to change—this, I assure you, is going to get a lot of innocent people killed.
Moore concludes by addressing the president-elect directly. Check out his full letter here.