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 SandersBiden says he won't legalize marijuana because it may be a 'gateway drug' Democrats seize on report of FedEx's Bernie Sanders tax bill to slam Trump's tax plan If we want to save earth, we need to change how we eat 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 TrumpTrump reversed course on flavored e-cigarette ban over fear of job losses: report Trump to award National Medal of Arts to actor Jon Voight Sondland notified Trump officials of investigation push ahead of Ukraine call: report 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 ClintonImpeachment hearings don't move needle with Senate GOP GOP divided over impeachment trial strategy 'Too Far Left' hashtag trends on Twitter MORE in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary.

Sanders said in a tweet on Friday that Moore and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez'Saturday Night Live' presents Trump impeachment hearings with 'pizzazz' of soap opera Louisiana governor wins reelection White House backs Stephen Miller amid white nationalist allegations 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.