Michael Moore warns that the country might not survive as a democracy by 2020 if Democrats don’t make big gains in the midterm elections.

ITK caught up with the liberal director at the Washington, D.C., premiere of his new film, “Fahrenheit 11/9,” at the AMC Uptown on Monday night.

Asked if there’s any lawmaker who could beat President TrumpDonald John Trump Trump responds to calls to tear down monuments with creation of 'National Garden' of statues Trump: Children are taught in school to 'hate their own country' Trump accuses those tearing down statues of wanting to 'overthrow the American Revolution' MORE in the next White House race, Moore quickly replied, “No.”


“But most importantly, I’m not thinking about 2020,” continued Moore, one of Trump’s fiercest critics in the entertainment industry.

“If we don’t fix this now, we may not get to 2020 or we won’t get there in the way we thought we were as a country — the democracy that we had, or used to have, the whittling away of our rights,” Moore said. “If there’s one national emergency or whatever, the way [Trump will] use that to do whatever he’s planning to do ... I think it’s a very dangerous situation.”

Moore’s latest movie, a play on the title of his 2004 monster hit documentary, “Fahrenheit 9/11,” and a reference to the day after the 2016 presidential election — chronicles Trump’s political rise. The movie, according to promotional material, tackles the “two most important questions of the Trump era: How the f--- did we get here, and how the f--- do we get out?”

But is Moore concerned at all that his vocal criticism of Trump could backfire and actually fire up the president’s supporters ahead of the midterm elections?

“I know — they might see this movie and go, ‘Oh!’” Moore said in mock horror.

“The Clinton campaign did not send Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCan Republicans handle the aftermath of Donald Trump? Biden seeks to supplant Trump in Georgia Hillary Clinton: 'I would have done a better job' handling coronavirus MORE to Wisconsin, and hardly at all to Michigan, and so while I was making this film I asked a number of people in this campaign, 'Why did you do that?' And they told me that they were afraid,” Moore said of the former Democratic presidential nominee.

The thinking by Clinton’s camp, according to Moore, was if they “put her out there too much in the Midwest” it would actually encourage Trump supporters to turn out in stronger numbers.

“So in other words, you were afraid of your own candidate? You were afraid of the person you’re actually running? You’re supposed to be behind the person you’re running. You’re supposed to be proud of the person you’re running,” Moore, 64, exclaimed.

“If you’ve chosen the wrong candidate, well then that’s on you.”

Asked if there’s any Republican lawmaker he appreciates or could support, Moore responded, “Dwight Eisenhower — he won the war and he built the interstate highway system.”

Pressed for a “currently serving” politician, Moore shot back with a grin, “Currently serving? Oh trust me, the Republicans are not serving. They’re not serving you and I — they’re serving themselves and the people who fund them.”

But, he added of the GOP, “I think they’re going to get their comeuppance in a few weeks.”

“Fahrenheit 11/9” opens in theaters on Sep. 21.