Filmmaker Michael Moore describes Biden's debate performance as 'elder abuse'

Moore also said he agreed with Trump questioning why Biden hasn't ever fired anyone as president

Published: July 8, 2024 1:07pm

Filmmaker Michael Moore described President Biden's debate performance as "elder abuse," and encouraged him to drop out of the presidential race.

"If I have to be the only one to stand up for Joe Biden here, to protect him from the cruelest form of elder abuse I’ve ever been forced to watch, well then that’s what I’ll do. He was in epic distress that Thursday night. Every cognitive default in his mind seemed to be shutting down. If this had been somebody that you truly cared about, loved, embraced, what would you have done? Would you have seriously even let him go out on that stage?" Moore said on his podcast.

"Who would send an 81 year old out onto any stage to debate a living monster at nine o’clock at night for a brawl that would not end until 10:42 p.m.? Honestly, have any one of you ever looked at the clock, saw that it was getting near 11 p.m. and said to yourself, ‘I think I’m going to give grams and gramps a call’?" he added.

Moore said Democrats would rally around Vice President Kamala Harris as the nominee if Biden dropped out of the race. He also said an independent neurologist should examine Biden.

“President Biden, thank you for the good you have done. You will be remembered throughout the ages. But not if you let your enablers hound you into doing what your body is begging you not to do. Be the one who not only stopped Trump but also the brave man who gave us our first woman in the Oval Office. She will complete your mission — and we will stand beside her,” he said. “This is your moment in history. Let the doctors examine you. Then do the right thing.”

Moore also said he agreed with Trump questioning why Biden hasn't ever fired anyone as president.

“Trump was right — I know, they're words I’ve never spoken — Trump was right when he turned to Biden to ask him what his problem was as to why he never fires anybody,” he said. “It’s amazing to me how a week later now anyone on this campaign staff still has a job! How is that possible?!”

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