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 SandersFormer Obama speechwriter Favreau: 'Hilarious' some media outlets calling Harris a moderate Trump to counter DNC with travel to swing states Progressives look to flex their muscle in next Congress after primary wins 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 TrumpUPS, FedEx shut down calls to handle mail-in ballots, warn of 'significant' problems: report Controversial GOP Georgia candidate attempts to distance from QAnon Trump orders TikTok parent company to sell US assets within 90 days 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 ClintonMcGrath reshuffles campaign in home stretch to Senate election Appeals court blocks Hillary Clinton deposition on private email server What Biden must do to keep his lead and win MORE in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary.

Sanders said in a tweet on Friday that Moore and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezJared Kushner denies Trump 'promoting' questions about Kamala Harris Progressives look to flex their muscle in next Congress after primary wins Democrats hammer Trump for entertaining false birther theory about Harris 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.