Michael Moore endorses Sanders for 2020 nomination: 'He absolutely can win this'

Michael Moore endorses Sanders for 2020 nomination: 'He absolutely can win this'
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Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore on Friday endorsed Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBloomberg: 'I'm going to stay right to the bitter end' of Democratic primary race The Memo: Biden seeks revival in South Carolina Sanders makes the case against Biden ahead of SC primary MORE (I-Vt.) for president in 2020, saying, "He absolutely can win this."

Moore said one reason for his decision to support Sanders is the senator's willingness to recognize that capitalism "is at the core of" a number of issues facing the country.

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"Why me for Bernie?" he said in an MSNBC interview. "Bernie understands that capitalism and the greedy form of capitalism, especially, that we have now is at the core of so many of the problems that we're talking about."

Moore said Sanders "absolutely" could win the nomination and cited a recent Emerson University survey that showed Sanders leading President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Memo: Biden seeks revival in South Carolina Congress eyes billion to billion to combat coronavirus Sanders makes the case against Biden ahead of SC primary MORE in Iowa while other Democratic contenders were not

"He absolutely, absolutely can win this," Moore said. 

Moore also endorsed Sanders, a democratic socialist, over Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton to start new podcast Centrist Democrats insist Sanders would need delegate majority to win President Trump is weak against Bernie Sanders in foreign affairs MORE in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary.

Sanders said in a tweet on Friday that Moore and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez cuts census ad with Lin-Manuel Miranda Bill banning menthol in cigarettes divides Democrats, with some seeing racial bias Industry group warns fracking ban could cost 7.5M jobs in US MORE (D-N.Y.), would be joining him at a Saturday rally in New York.

Moore responded to the tweet by reiterating his support for Sanders. 

"Proud to support you and the MOVEMENT you’ve ignited. When you’re in the Oval Office, we will all be in the Oval Office. Millions stand with you. Big rally In 13 hours in New York City! See you there," the documentary filmmaker wrote. 

Sanders is one of the leading contenders among more than a dozen candidates vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.