Filmmaker Michael Moore has told Ivanka Trump her father needs to end his presidential campaign.
— Business Insider (@businessinsider) August 11, 2016
The Oscar-winning director made news in December when he stood outside the Trump Tower in New York with a placard proclaiming “We are all Muslim.” Moore also penned an open letter at the time.
“Fortunately, Donald, you and your supporters no longer look like what America actually is today,” Moore wrote. “We are not a country of angry white guys. Here’s a statistic that is going to make your hair spin: Eighty-one percent of the electorate who will pick the president next year are either female, people of color, or young people between the ages of 18 and 35. In other words, not you. And not the people who want you leading their country.”
In yet another open letter posted on August 10 on the liberal Alternet website, Moore tells Trump’s daughter she must convince him to shut down his campaign.
“I’m writing to you because your dad is not well,” Moore begins. “Every day he continues his spiral downward—and after his call for gun owners to commit acts of violence against Mrs. Clinton, it is clear he needs help, serious help. His comments and behavior have become more and more bizarre and detached from reality. He is in need of an intervention. And I believe only you can conduct it.”
Trump’s supposed call for gun owners to murder Clinton is a classic case of the establishment media taking comments out of context for the sake of political gain. After the Clinton campaign distorted the statement and the Secret Service talked with Trump about the remark in support of the Second Amendment, Donald Trump posted a tweet and his campaign issued a formal statement.
Media desperate to distract from Clinton’s anti-2A stance. I said pro-2A citizens must organize and get out vote to save our Constitution!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2016
“It’s called the power of unification—2nd Amendment people have amazing spirit and are tremendously unified, which gives them great political power,” Jason Miller, a Trump aide, said in the statement.
“And this year, they will be voting in record numbers, and it won’t be for Hillary Clinton, it will be for Donald Trump.”
It should come as no surprise Moore would disingenuously attack Trump on the Second Amendment. He established himself as a leader of the anti-Second Amendment movement when he released his 2002 film Bowling for Columbine. In the film, he verbally attacked the late actor and president of the National Rifle Association, Charlton Heston.
In the open letter Moore provides Ivanka with a script she can recite to convince her father to step aside and seek psychiatric help. It is peppered with the sarcastic remarks Moore is known for.
“Ivanka, I have faith in you that you can do this,” Moore concludes. “I know I’ve called your dad crazy before, but I was speaking politically, not clinically. This has gone beyond crazy. The entire nation—in fact, the entire world—needs you to step forward and do the courageous thing history will praise you for: the loving act of a brilliant daughter who also loved her beleaguered country enough to say her father wasn’t well and needed help.”
Moore has not posted an open letter to Hillary Clinton despite her documented health issues and anger management problem, the latter demonstrated when she testified before Congress on Benghazi.
In 2008 Moore told Larry King he was “morally prohibited from voting for Hillary in the primaries because of her war votes, I mean that not as a personal attack against her, but I simply can’t side with somebody who participated, whether willingly or unknowingly, as she claims, in something that has been so evil.”
Despite this aversion to Clinton, in January Moore admitted a “forbidden love” for the former secretary of state. After fawning over Bernie Sanders, Moore told Chris Hayes of MSNBC although “I have obviously many disagreements with Hillary about her vote on the war and her relationship with Wall Street, whatever,” he has “always really liked her, and not just in a—in a forbidden way.”
Moore further admitted his admiration for the Clintons. “Obviously, my politics line up very closely with Bernie’s. But we have a historic moment where we could elect the first woman president of the United States. And you know, I got invited to the White House by the Clintons back in the day. And they were really nice to me. And I got to eat whatever I wanted to eat. It was all very friendly… We were going through the reception line. And Bill goes ‘I’m your number one fan.’ She grabbed his hand and goes ‘No, I’m your number one fan.’ They’re great.”
Moore expressed his admiration years after Bill Clinton demonstrated his capacity as a warmonger, illegally bombing Yugoslavia, a medical facility in Sudan, and launching cruise missiles into Baghdad, killing a number of civilians, including the renowned artist Layla al-Attar. Moore has not spoken a word about Bill Clinton’s murderous sanctions that ultimately killed 500,000 Iraqi children.
Michael Moore is a throughly modern Democrat. He champions social issues, attacks the cornerstone of the Constitution, and downplays the war crimes of the Clintons and Obama.
Moore may consider Donald Trump insane. However, the billionaire presidential candidate had nothing to do with killing 30,000 Libyans, the US policy in Syria responsible for the murder of 500,000 Syrians, and orchestrating a coup in Honduras.
An intervention is required in the case of Hillary Clinton.
Hopefully, the American people will do it in November.