Filmmaker Michael Moore said in a new interview that there is only one candidate up to the challenge to “crush” President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate gears up for battle over witnesses in impeachment trial Vulnerable Democrats tout legislative wins, not impeachment Trump appears to set personal record for tweets in a day MORE in 2020, “and her last name rhymes with Obama.”

“In fact, it is Obama — Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaPanel: Andrew Yang beats Joe Biden in ad dollars, Michelle Obama on GWB 'our values are the same' Michelle Obama, Ellen DeGeneres surprise DC elementary school with new computer lab, 0K donation Hillary Clinton documentary to premiere at Sundance MORE,” Moore said on MSNBC. “Everybody watching this right now knows she is a beloved American and she would go in there and she would beat him.”

Moore said it is not enough to have a Democratic candidate who will defeat Trump, noting that his 2016 Democratic opponent, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden hires Clinton, O'Rourke alum as campaign's digital director Trump neck and neck with top 2020 Democrats in Wisconsin: poll Clinton tweets impeachment website, encourages voters to 'see the evidence for themselves' MORE, won 3 million more votes nationwide. 

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“The only way to remove Trump is to crush Trump. And that’s the question that has to be asked, who can crush Trump? Who’s the street fighter?” Moore said. 

He said four of the Democratic presidential candidates — former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSenate gears up for battle over witnesses in impeachment trial Conservative group hits White House with billboard ads: 'What is Trump hiding?' Democrat representing Pennsylvania district Trump carried plans to vote to impeach  MORE, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenSaagar Enjeti says Buttigieg's release of McKinsey client list shows he 'caved to public pressure' On The Money: Lawmakers strike spending deal | US, China reach limited trade deal ahead of tariff deadline | Lighthizer fails to quell GOP angst over new NAFTA Bill Weld: As many as six GOP senators privately support convicting Trump MORE (D-Mass.), Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSaagar Enjeti says Buttigieg's release of McKinsey client list shows he 'caved to public pressure' Sanders endorses Young Turks founder Cenk Uygur for Katie Hill's former House seat Biden hires Clinton, O'Rourke alum as campaign's digital director MORE (I-Vt.) and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisOvernight Health Care — Presented by That's Medicaid — House passes sweeping Pelosi bill to lower drug prices | Senate confirms Trump FDA pick | Trump officials approve Medicaid work requirements in South Carolina Sanders endorses Young Turks founder Cenk Uygur for Katie Hill's former House seat Kamala Harris dropped out, but let's keep her mental health plan alive MORE (D-Calif.) — could beat Trump. But he said that is not enough. 

Obama, he said, would be able to crush Trump. 

“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.”

Obama is the most admired woman in the world, according to a July YouGov poll, beating out Oprah WinfreyOprah Gail WinfreyPelosi, Ivanka Trump named to Forbes's 'World's 100 Most Powerful Women' Black woman crowned Miss Universe for first time since 2011 The Hill's Morning Report - Dem impeachment report highlights phone records MORE, Angelina Jolie and Queen Elizabeth II. 

A former lawyer and University of Chicago dean, she has made no indication that she intends to run for the presidency or any other office. 

The Obamas are likely to hold out on endorsing a candidate until one is chosen by the party. 

A spokesperson for the Obamas did not immediately respond to a request for comment.