Michael Moore says Trump 'evil genius,' warns Biden's poll lead 'not accurate count'
"The Trump vote is always being undercounted," said the left-wing director.
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Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore is warning that Joe Biden's hefty leads in nearly every national poll is not accurate and is calling President Trump an "evil genius" who could well figure out a way to win reelection.
The left-wing director told The Hill that 2020 is beginning to look a lot like 2016, when pollsters predicted Hillary Clinton would win in a landslide, prompting the Democratic candidate to stop campaigning in Wisconsin and Michigan — two states she went on to lose.
"Biden is pretty much doing what Hillary did," Moore said Thursday. "He's come to Michigan a couple of times, but he hasn't for the last 10 days. I've been, like, putting out there on social media and saying that 'Where's Joe Biden? Why isn't Biden coming to Michigan?' Remember Hillary not coming to Michigan, not going to Wisconsin? Why is Pence here in Flint the other day? Why is Trump in Lansing, Trump in Muskegon? Trump everywhere!"
Moore, known for films like "Fahrenheit 9/11" and "Roger and Me," said there are most definitely hidden Trump voters out there.
"The Trump vote is always being undercounted, the pollsters, when they actually call a real Trump voter, the Trump voter's very suspicious of the 'Deep State' calling them and asking them who they're voting for," Moore said.
Of Biden's lead, Moore said: "It's all fake news to them, remember. It's not an accurate count."
"I think the safe thing to do, this is not scientific ... whatever they're saying the Biden lead is, cut it in half, right now, in your head. Cut it in half, and now you're within the four-point margin of error."
Trump, Moore said, is "smarter than all of us."
"I wake up every morning with the assumption that Trump believes he's going to win and that's good enough for me,” the director said. "He thinks he's going to win, and I know he's an evil genius and he's smarter than all of us. And I know people hate to hear that, but I'm sorry."
Last week, Moore wrote in a Facebook post that enthusiasm for Trump is "off the charts."
"Sorry to have to provide the reality check again, but when CNN polled registered voters in August in just the swing states, Biden and Trump were in a virtual tie. In Minnesota, it's 47-47. In Michigan, where Biden had a big lead, Trump has closed the gap to 4 points," he wrote. "Are you ready for a Trump victory? Are you mentally prepared to be outsmarted by Trump again? Do you find comfort in your certainty that there is no way Trump can win? Are you content with the trust you've placed in the DNC to pull this off?"
Moore was prescient in 2016, predicting Trump would win.
In a piece then that he posted on his website, he laid out five reasons why Trump would win.
"I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I gave it to you straight last summer when I told you that Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee for president," he wrote. "And now I have even more awful, depressing news for you: Donald J. Trump is going to win in November. This wretched, ignorant, dangerous part-time clown and full time sociopath is going to be our next president. President Trump. Go ahead and say the words, 'cause you'll be saying them for the next four years: 'PRESIDENT TRUMP.'"
In 2017, Moore predicted Trump would be reelected.
"I should say re-appointed, because we will have an even larger population that will vote against him in 2020," Moore told Fast Company. "But he will win those electoral states as it stands now."
This past May, Moore said the only way Republicans can win is to cheat.
"The majority of the country does not support the Republican agenda," Moore said. "The majority of the country are not climate deniers. The majority of the country believe women should be paid the same as men. Go down the whole list. The only way Republicans can win, and this has been true for a few elections, is to cheat, is to somehow game it, rig it, do whatever they need to do."