Filmmaker and activist Michael Moore predicted Thursday that President TrumpDonald TrumpGrant Woods, longtime friend of McCain and former Arizona AG, dies at 67 Super PACs release ad campaign hitting Vance over past comments on Trump Glasgow summit raises stakes for Biden deal MORE would win a second term if the election were held today.
In an interview with Democracy Now, Moore said support for Trump hasn’t dropped “one inch” in key electoral states in the Midwest.
"If the vote were today, I believe he would win the electoral states that he would need. Because living out there, I will tell you, his level of support has not gone down one inch," he said.
Moore, an Academy Award winner and frequent critic of the president, added that Trump voters are "even more rabid" than before because “they are afraid he could lose.”
“They are voracious in their appetite for Donald Trump,” Moore said. "That’s the bad news.”
Despite losing the 2016 popular vote to Democratic presidential nominee 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, Trump won 304 electoral votes to Clinton's 227. Trump's historic win was due in large part to winning states like Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.
Moore said he remains optimistic about the 2020 general election, arguing that much of the electorate will be be made up of women, people of color and young adults. He added that this is why Democrats shouldn't nominate “another Hillary Clinton.”
"The Democrats who are encouraging moderation, go to the center — you know, 'Let’s not upset the angry white guys' — that’s really what it is,” said Moore, who has endorsed Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders on Medicare expansion in spending package: 'Its not coming out' Briahna Joy Gray: Biden must keep progressive promises or risk losing midterms Overnight Health Care — Presented by Carequest — Study finds Pfizer vaccine almost 91 percent effective for 5 to 11 year olds MORE (I-Vt.) for the 2020 Democratic nomination.
Moore maintained in an interview earlier this week that Sanders has what it takes to beat Trump in 2020.
“He’s outside the box the way Trump was [in 2016],” Moore said in a Tuesday interview with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews.
Moore announced his endorsement for Sanders alongside Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezHouse progressives call on Biden to end all new fossil fuel permitting Schumer endorses democratic socialist India Walton in Buffalo mayor's race Toomey takes aim at Schumer's spending windfall for NYC public housing MORE (D-N.Y.) during a rally in October.
Moore later explained his decision, saying, “I’ve always been with Bernie. I’ve been for Bernie since he was the mayor of Burlington, Vt.”