Michael Moore ties Obama to Trump's win in Michigan in 2016

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore on Friday night blamed former President Obama in part for Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonRepublicans bail on Coffman to invest in Miami seat Katy Perry praises Taylor Swift for diving into politics Election Countdown: Small-donor donations explode | Russian woman charged with midterm interference | Takeaways from North Dakota Senate debate | O'Rourke gives 'definitive no' to 2020 run | Dems hope Latino voters turn Arizona blue MORE's loss to President TrumpDonald John TrumpCorker: US must determine responsibility in Saudi journalist's death Five takeaways from testy Heller-Rosen debate in Nevada Dem senator calls for US action after 'preposterous' Saudi explanation MORE in Michigan during the 2016 presidential election.

Moore, during an appearance on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” to promote his upcoming movie “Fahrenheit 11/9,” claimed that Obama's reaction in 2016 to the water crisis in Flint, Mich., was insufficient. 

“In the film, I show something that sadly President Obama did by coming to Flint and telling the people the water was OK. It was still poison,” Moore told Maher. “And then he pretended to drink from a glass of water and then said that it wasn’t a stunt. And it was."

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“And it just put a knife in the heart of so many people in Flint who were hoping he would come with the Army Corps of Engineers, dig up these poison pipes, and replace the pipes in the city. And he didn’t do that. And then people gave up and a lot of people stayed home. They didn’t vote for Trump, but they just stayed home,” he added.

“It was a small little example you see how sometimes the Democrats really screw it up. They’re the party of the people, they should be there for the people, they should fight for the people."

Trump won Michigan by less than 1 percentage point in 2016. He was the first Republican presidential nominee to win the state since 1988.

Moore has long criticized Obama's response to the water crisis in Flint, calling it "disappointing" in 2016.

“He is just trying to reassure people that everything's OK," Moore said at the time. "To drink from a glass of Flint water when a number of experts are still saying this water's not safe? It's still going through the same corroded lead pipes? It was such a disappointing thing to see.”