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Michael Moore correctly predicted that Donald Trump would win the presidency this past November, and in a new interview with Fast Company he is saying he thinks Trump will be re-elected come 2020.
“I should say re-appointed, because we will have an even larger population that will vote against him in 2020,” the filmmaker told the magazine. “But he will win those electoral states as it stands now.”
Moore currently has an anti-Trump show on Broadway called The Terms of My Surrender, and the filmmaker said he’s working to change how presidential election results are determined by the next cycle.
“Here’s the good news: We don’t have to convince a single Trump voter to vote differently because we already have the majority,” said Moore, referring to how Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by almost 3 million votes.
Moore is looking hopefully at the National Popular Vote interstate compact, an accord in which states agree to award all of their electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote. He said that even though it’s a long shot, with only 10 states and Washington, D.C., having signed on so far, he looks to the uphill battle women had to secure the right to vote.
Moore also thinks there is hope in the younger generation. “We’ve raised a generation of kids who don’t hate people on the basis of race, or they don’t hate somebody because they’re in love with somebody of the same gender,” he said. “Nearly 70 percent of the country is either female, people of color or young adults between 18 and 35, or a combination of the three. The angry white guy is dying out, and the Census Bureau has already told us that by 2050, white people are going to be the minority, and I’m not sad to say I can’t wait for that day to happen. I hope I live long enough to see it, because it will be a better country.”
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