Progressive filmmaker and documentarian Michael Moore, who correctly predicted the outcome and victory of Donald Trump in the 2016 election, still believes that Trump will get the electoral votes needed to win re-election in 2020.
In an interview with Fast Company this week, Moore said, while promoting his anti-Trump Broadway show The Terms of My Surrender, that Trump still has an advantage in the 2020 election.
“I should say re-appointed, because we will have an even larger population that will vote against him in 2020,” Moore said. “But he will win those electoral states as it stands now.”
He continued. “Here’s the good news: We don’t have to convince a single Trump voter to vote differently because we already have the majority.”
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton won the popular vote in the 2016 election by almost 3 million votes, but lost the electoral college vote 304-227.
“Eight million Obama voters voted for Trump. We just need to convince a few of them–hold out our hand and bring them back. Can we do that? I think we can do that,” Moore believes. “You know, there were seven-and-a-half million that voted Green or Libertarian. I think we can convince a few of them to come back. We don’t need to convince a whole lot here.”
In addition to convincing the Obama-Trump voters as well as the people who voted Green or Libertarian, Moore thinks that the next generation of millennial voters who will be turning 18 before November 2020 will give them a chance to flip the White House.
“Here’s another positive thing to look at: Every year 3 million 18-year-olds become adults and [potential] voters, and we raised those kids,” Moore stated. “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 also said he cannot wait until white people are a minority in the U.S. “Nearly 70% 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.”
Back in April, Moore predicted that Trump would win, but that he would get impeached in his second term due to the Russian collusion probe.
“I would say sometime in the middle of his second term,” Moore said during a Q&A at the Tribeca Film Festival. “I think the equation is simple. It’s the American equation. Dumb down the population and make them ignorant and stupid. Ignorance leads to fear. Fear leads to hate. Trump knew that part of the equation really well. And hate leads to violence.”
In May, Moore endorsed actor and former wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to run in 2020, although he currently doesn’t have any plans to run amid a swirl of rumors.