Michael Moore calls Donald Trump ‘the last president’ in ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ trailer
- Author: Marlene Weaver Aug 10, 2018,
Aug 10, 2018, 8:00
Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore took a critical look at the presidency of George W. Bush in 2004's Fahrenheit 9/11, and now he's back with another critique, this time with the focus on President Donald Trump in Fahrenheit 11/9. The doc, a sort of sequel to Moore's anti-W film Fahrenheit 9/11 is set to hit theaters September 21, a date chosen by Moore to spread the anti-Trump word before the mid-term elections. He later introduces Trump as "the last president of the United States" as a shot of Trump flashing a menacing glance at the camera appears onscreen.
The film will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival first, then they've already set a late September release date in theaters nationwide for everyone to see this and get riled up.
In the trailer we see Moore, visibly whipped up, meeting with both Parkland activists as well as rising influential politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. "That all ends with this movie".
"American journalism schools have not trained students how to cover an authoritarian leader", Moore told the online media outlet. This puts us all in grave danger.
That city's water supply was poisoned when, in 2014, its source was switched from Lake Huron and the Detroit River to the cheaper Flint River, whose water flow was exposed to lead contamination. Hope leads people to believe that tax returns, or a pee tape, or the Federal Bureau of Investigation or an adult film star will save the country.
"Fuck hope. Seriously, fuck hope", Moore declared. Moore won the Academy Award for best documentary for his 2002 film "Bowling for Columbine". "Hope gives you permission to let someone else do the work".
"Fahrenheit 11/9"'s release comes just ahead of the US mid-term elections, with Moore looking to spread anti-Trump messaging and insight into his politics.