While nothing would make filmmaker Michael Moore happier than a Trump impeachment for Christmas, he fears that the Democrats could be heading for a “Mueller 2,” which would prove disastrous come the 2020 election.
Speaking on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday, the “Bowling for Columbine” director said that Trump should be impeached by Halloween if the Democrats hope to avoid another Russia collusion debacle.
“We saw what happened, they admitted it. They provided the details for how it happened,” Moore said. “What more is there that we need to do other than to have this impeachment as soon as possible? They think we can do this by the end of the year. By the end of the year? By Halloween. You know, what is the point of any investigation?”
“If the Democrats go to do Mueller 2, that ain’t going to play well and they’re going to lose the momentum that they need,” he continued. “It’s so rare for us, Joe, to be this far ahead of ourselves that to let Trump and his people figure this out and try to catch up. These people are evil geniuses and they are not stupid, and I have ultimate respect for their ability to get away with anything.”
Michael Moore made this declaration about impeachment just one day after he told Ari Melber of MSNBC that Joe Biden may indeed be this year’s Hillary Clinton.
“Joe Biden is this year’s Hillary,” Moore said. “Joe Biden is not going to excite the base to get out there and vote on November 3, 2020.”
In fact, Michael Moore has not been exactly sanguine about the prospect of a Joe Biden candidacy. In early September, he warned that Democrats would likely stay home if Biden earned the nomination.
“Our base will stay home once more if Biden is the candidate. If they see he’s in cahoots w/ fossil fuel, that he has lied,” Moore wrote. “They will not say, ‘So what — Trump’s a bigger liar!’ They will just give up. Trust me on this.”
Moore added that the only antidote to Trump is an “anti-Trump” who is not afraid to fight the incumbent hard in his/her bid for the White House. “We need a completely honest and authentic candidate, the Anti-Trump, a street fighter, and someone who when they say they’ll take NO fossil fuel $$, they not only keep their promise, they go after tooth-and-nail and put somebody like Andrew Goldman out of business,” he tweeted. “They don’t attend a fundraiser of his fat cats!”
In recent months, Michael Moore has also been chiding the Democratic establishment for pushing Joe Biden while trying to belittle the progressive base.
“If you’re being moderate, stop being moderate. Take a position,” Moore said in February on MSNBC. “There’s no middle ground anymore. There’s no halfway point to should somebody be paid a living wage. You know, on the issue of choice, there is no halfway there. You’re either for it or you’re against it. Do you believe in equal rights for women? Do you believe we should have an Equal Rights Amendment? There’s no middle ground. There’s no time for moderation.”