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 ClintonDemocrats say it's up to GOP to stop Trump 2024 Hillary Clinton to speak at Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders summit More than half of eligible Latinos voted in 2020, setting record MORE's loss to President TrumpDonald TrumpVirginia GOP gubernatorial nominee acknowledges Biden was 'legitimately' elected Biden meets with DACA recipients on immigration reform Overnight Health Care: States begin lifting mask mandates after new CDC guidance | Walmart, Trader Joe's will no longer require customers to wear masks | CDC finds Pfizer, Moderna vaccines 94 percent effective in health workers 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.”