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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 Sanders press secretary: 'Principal concern' of Biden appointments should be policy DeVos knocks free college push as 'socialist takeover of higher education' The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Capital One — Giuliani denies discussing preemptive pardon with Trump 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 TrumpBiden says GOP senators have called to congratulate him Biden: Trump attending inauguration is 'of consequence' to the country Biden says family will avoid business conflicts 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 and Chelsea Clinton to host series based on their book 'Gutsy Women' Democrats see spike in turnout among Asian American, Pacific Islander voters Biden officially announces ex-Obama official Brian Deese as top economic adviser MORE in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary.

Sanders said in a tweet on Friday that Moore and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezHarry Styles hits back at criticism over wearing dress on Vogue cover 'It's not a slogan': Progressives push back on Obama's comments on 'defund the police' movement Obama says Democrats should make sure Ocasio-Cortez has a platform 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.