Michael Moore taunts Trump: ‘Grow a pair’ and fire Mueller already
Filmmaker Michael Moore taunted President Trump in a lengthy Facebook post Tuesday, telling him that it’s “time to grow a pair” and fire special counsel Robert Mueller.
Moore mocked Trump one day after the FBI raided the office of Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen, seizing records about Cohen’s $130,000 payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels.
“Mr. President, it’s now been nearly 24 hours since the renegade prosecutor Robert Mueller illegally raided the offices of your PERSONAL lawyer, Michael Cohen — the PERSONAL LAWYER of the President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief, the Leader of the Free World! — and you have just sat by and done nothing,” Moore wrote.
“Nothing! I can’t believe it. I am sitting here in stunned disbelief that you are letting them get away with this!” he continued.
Moore egged Trump on to fire Mueller throughout the mocking post, writing: “NO American president has EVER been subjected to such a search? NEVER! YOU are the first to whom this has happened — and THEY think they can get away with it! YOU MUST NOT LET THIS HAPPEN!”
“If they had suspected that Michael Cohen was a Russian agent, or was in the act of committing a crime —ok, I get it, they would have had to do their job,” the liberal activist continued.
“But to break in to to the PRESIDENT’S lawyer’s office over a check he wrote to a beloved porn star who was just a friend of yours — I’m sorry, that’s a bridge too far! The American people will not stand for this!”
Moore reiterated the comments in a tweet later Tuesday, linking to the Facebook post.
You are correct Mr. President! Why haven’t you fired Mueller? What are you waiting for? YOU LOOK WEAK! It looks like Mueller owns you. I can’t believe you’re putting up w/ this! I thought u were a strong man. Americans want a strongman in the White House! https://t.co/MkC7h38Dsz https://t.co/fkNOLZwai0
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) April 10, 2018
The documentary filmmaker has been a leading critic of Trump. He wrote and starred in in a one-man anti-Trump show on Broadway last year, and led the audience from one performance to protest outside Trump Tower.
Trump sounded off on the FBI raid on Monday, telling reporters that it was “a disgrace.” He also said “many people” have told him to fire Mueller.
The White House said Tuesday that Trump believes he has the authority on his own to fire the special counsel, who reports to the Justice Department.
Both Democrats and Republicans have publicly encouraged Trump to let Mueller do his job without interference.
“I have confidence in Mueller, the president ought to have confidence in Mueller, and I think, to answer your question, it would be suicide for the president to want to talk about firing Mueller,” Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said during an interview on Tuesday.
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