Hollywood Director Michael Moore: America Needs ‘Street Fighter’ Michelle Obama to Run and ‘Crush’ Trump
Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore Says Only Michelle Obama can save us from 4 more years of Trump? What does this tell you when left-wing activists like Moore are urging former First Lady Michelle Obama to run for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination? It says the current crop running don’t have a chance. Moore said Michelle is their best bet, describing her as a “street fighter” who could “crush” President Donald Trump.
“Let’s get out the Democratic base of young people, women, and people of color.” Moore said in a post-Democratic debate interview on MSNBC on Wednesday. “The worst thing to do is to moderate, to go to the center, and to think that’s how we’re going to win. This is how we’re going to lose.” It’s not looking good for Democrats. The entirety of the 2020 crop of candidates they’ve produced are lackluster at best, and likely won’t stand a chance against Donald Trump in the upcoming general elections.
According to The Hill, Moore expressed his desire for Obama to run, saying that while others could beat Trump, Obama definitely would:
“She would beat him in the debates, he wouldn’t be able to bully her, he wouldn’t be able to nickname her,” he said. Moore cited Obama’s popular tour for her memoir “Becoming.” “She takes the stage and she’s so powerful and so good you just look at that and think of course she could win,” he said.
Obama, however, is not among the vast field of two dozen Democrats looking to face Trump in 2020. “Well, has anyone asked her?” Moore said. “If asked to serve, I believe she would serve.” Moore didn’t say anything about Obama’s qualifications, just that she’s a street fighter with a “powerful presence.” In truth, she hasn’t done anything of particular merit that would put a lot of people’s faith in her.
Moore was clear about who he thinks is best placed to win back the White House in 2020.
“Who can crush Trump? Who is the street fighter? We saw it in Bernie last night. Who is the street fighter that can crush Trump?” he said. “And frankly, I think there’s a person that could do this, if the election were held today, there is one person that would crush Trump. And she hasn’t announced yet. And her last name rhymes with Obama.”
“In fact, it is Obama. Michelle Obama. Everybody watching this right now knows she is a beloved American and she would go in there and she would beat him,” Moore said. “She would beat him in the debates, he wouldn’t be able to bully her, he wouldn’t be able to nickname her and she is beloved.”
Obama is admired, that is true, but being admired won’t save her against a strong debate opponent like Trump who is bringing his economic numbers and momentum with him.
Michelle Obama has previously stated that she is not planning a run for the presidency anytime soon, and would prefer to spend her time inspiring young female leaders of the future. However, she recently hinted at a future run when she said of her husband’s presidency that “if a black guy can do it, anybody can.”
Despite currently being a supporter of socialist Bernie Sanders, Moore has long sounded the drum about the need for an unconventional yet “beloved” candidate to run for the presidency such as Michelle Obama. Other names he has put forward have included Tom Hanks, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, LeBron James, Meryl Streep, and Oprah Winfrey.