Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore tore up a copy of Saturday's Washington Post with the headline "Trump Takes Power" as an act of protest while speaking at the Women's March on Washington.
”I don’t think so! We are here to vow to end the Trump carnage!” Moore said before ripping the newspaper.
During his speech, Moore asked attendees to contact lawmakers Monday and ask them to vote against President Trump's Education Secretary nominee Betsy Devos.
“We do not accept Betsy DeVos as our secretary of education!” he shouted.
Moore and other Democrats have been critical of DeVos for her views on school choice and for saying during a Senate hearing that guns should be allowed in schools in order to protect from grizzly bear attacks.
Moore also said that while he’s been an activist for Planned Parenthood, he had never formally joined the group.
“So this morning, I joined Planned Parenthood,” he said.
Moore said the Democratic Party needs new leadership after having won the popular vote but losing the Electoral College. He then called on the audience to run for office.
“Twice now, we won the White House, yet they walked through the door!” he said, referencing the 2000 election where Al GoreAlbert (Al) Arnold GoreMcAuliffe on 2000 election: 'I wish the United States Supreme Court had let them finish counting the votes' All Democrats must compromise to pass economic plans, just like 1993 Amy Coney Barrett sullies the Supreme Court MORE beat George W. Bush in the popular vote as well as last year's election between Trump and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSuper PACs release ad campaign hitting Vance over past comments on Trump I voted for Trump in 2020 — he proved to be the ultimate RINO in 2021 Neera Tanden tapped as White House staff secretary MORE.