Michael Moore was not the only person who predicted Trump would win in 2016, but he gets so much credit for going on Real Time With Bill Maher and saying it. If he would have been wrong everyone would say, he overreacted. Since he was right, now he’s some sort of futurist. He is not.
Personally, I think Moore has a pretty good idea of the electorate especially in the midwest. He’s got his finger on the pulse. This insight is even more important as we get going this summer. Still, he’s doing the whole, “Imma gonna say crazy stuff is gonna to happen and let’s see where that goes” again schtick and it’s annoying.
For example in a recent interview with Tom Kludt in Vanity Fair he says the only thing anyone will care about:
He isn’t so sure any votes will be cast at all. “There will be no November 3 election if things keep going the way they’re going right now,” Moore said. “I think he would have figured out a way, even without the coronavirus, but this is a gift to him because I think he never really intended on leaving in the first place. He admires dictators. He admires strongmen, wishes he was one. I think the writing is on the wall right now that he is in deep electoral trouble.”
Legal experts say Trump doesn’t have the authority to delay or cancel the election, but Biden has predicted he may try. Son-in-law Jared Kushner only helped fuel speculation last week that there could be some kind of election holdup, and on the morning after we spoke, Trump threatened to to withhold federal funding to1 Michigan and Nevada over their plans for mail-in ballots. Even if the election does happen in November, Moore isn’t convinced that Biden will be on the Democratic ticket. “This has been a crazy year, a crazy election year, a crazy year on so many levels. Anything you would have predicted back in December or January is out the window. The year we thought we were going to have on any level is out the window. So if it’s all out the window, what else is out the window?” Moore said. “Nothing is lined up right this year. Just because he’s got the most delegates and everybody’s conceded, it doesn’t mean he’s going to be the nominee. They’re not even going to have a real convention. Anything can happen.”
Sure, anything can happen, but seriously none of this is going to happen. If anything can happen, why not convince Barack Obama to run again? He’d win in a landslide and he wouldn’t even have to campaign. What’s that you say? The constitution forbids him running? Who cares? No one voting would care. It’s like saying Trump is going to delay or cancel the November 3 election. It won’t happen.
The only thing I can say for sure is that Trump, win or lose, will contest the results of the election.
I fixed the typo here in the article ↩