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Michael Moore, who presciently detailed Trump’s path to presidential victory through the Rust Belt when few thought he had a chance, is planning on attending the January inauguration and helping others get there to protest — but isn’t ruling out the possibility that the mogul won’t be sworn in at all.
“If by some awful happenstance Trump shows up to be sworn in on January 20th, I will be there helping lead the national protest and non-violently disrupting the inauguration of a man no one other than the electoral college elected — and I’ll also be doing my own thing as a private citizen (activities I won’t disclose now),” the documentary filmmaker wrote in an email to The Hollywood Reporter.
Moore, who has recently been on the cable news circuit offering his explanation for Trump’s success, invited speculation about his inauguration activities when he tweeted a link to a “Disrupt the Inauguration” protest that is being planned in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20.
The filmmaker is just over a month removed from the release of his latest film, Michael Moore in Trumpland, which films a live performance of Moore in Ohio, speaking to both Clinton and Trump supporters about areas that voters have in common (and the dangers of Trump).
On Friday, Trump’s Presidential Inaugural Committee unveiled a few details about the inauguration, including a welcome rally, and balls saluting the armed services and first responders and a theme of, naturally, “Make America Great Again!”
Asked about his plans for the inauguration, Moore wrote to THR:
The question assumes [Trump] will be inaugurated. If there’s one thing we’ve learned from this election, don’t assume anything that’s supposed to happen will. If I had told you a year ago that a socialist would win nearly half of all the Democratic primaries and caucuses (22), that would have sounded insane. If I would have told you that a candidate bragging about his sexual assaults or attacking a Gold Star family would be his path to winning, you would have ended this interview. If I would have told you that Donald Trump was going to win, you might have called upon a family member of mine to do an intervention. Oh wait. I did say that! Why was there no intervention?!
If by some awful happenstance Trump shows up to be sworn in on January 20th, I will be there helping lead the national protest and non-violently disrupting the Inauguration of a man no one other than the electoral college elected — and I’ll also be doing my own thing as a private citizen (activities I won’t disclose now).
I expect the Republicans to call a Saturday session on Jan. 21st and start enacting an assembly line of legislation, passing bills into law by voice vote, and rushing them up Pennsylvania Ave. for Trump’s signature. This impending disaster requires everyone to get involved now — all hands on deck! This is not a drill!
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