Michael Moore, the ever-obtuse opining gasbag of American politics, recently spoke with CNN ahead of his "Fahrenheit 11/9" documentary regarding the 2016 presidential election. While chatting with the network, Moore remarked that President Donald J. Trump was "an evil genius" who somehow "outsmarted the smartest person to ever run for president." Considering he probably did not mean Green candidate Jill Stein, it is a safe bet to say that he meant Hillary Clinton with this comment.
"I think the man is an evil genius and he was able to outsmart the smartest person ever to run for president," Moore said. "He figured out how to win by losing the election. How did that happen? Historians are going to deal with this for years to come."
Of course, by "figured out" all candidate Trump did was actually go to places such as Wisconsin, northern Maine, and other areas of the country that candidate Hillary cast off as "a basket of deplorables." It didn't take a genius to configure the electoral college and understand it is not the popular vote that matters when running for president.
The progressive filmmaker also said that he acts as if the 45th commander-in-chief will win re-election come 2020.
"Too many people in the summer of 2016 were so sure Hillary [Clinton] was going to win, saying no one is going to vote for this idiot," Moore said. "He could win again. I operate as if he is a two-term Trump. I have to. If you think any other way you are guaranteeing that whoever is going to run against him will lose."
Moore further showed evidence of Trump's evil genius by suggesting that the infamous New York Times op-ed written by a senior administration official was written actually by none other than the president himself.
"Trump wrote it. Trump or one of his minions wrote it," he said. "He's the master distractor. He's the king of the misdirect. If we have learned anything by now, it's that he does things to get people to turn away. Let me give you the line in there that is most identifiable that he wants the public to believe. It's the line that says, 'Don't worry, adults are in the room.' That's the idea, to get us to calm down and look away from what he's really doing."
Michael Moore's documentary airs September 20th.