Michael Moore on Biden: People on the left ‘don’t see this as real change’
Filmmaker Michael Moore predicted on MSNBC there “will be an anti-Biden sentiment” if former Vice President Joe Biden is the Democratic nominee. The liberal activist added that people on the left wouldn’t view it “as real change.”
Moore, who predicted a Donald Trump victory in November 2016, said that the people in his home state of Michigan have felt ignored for a long time by Democrats. He then pointed to the Flint water crisis not being addressed, from his perspective, adequately by the current Democratic governor.
“Should Biden be the nominee, I don’t think it will be the same anti-Hillary sentiment, but there will be an anti-Biden sentiment,” Moore explained to anchor Katy Tur.
“Not so much because of himself personally but because people don’t see this as real change. And people have been told for way too long, especially people who are struggling to live from paycheck to paycheck, that things are going to get better and the Democrats are going to come in and save us,” he added.
“We were told that in Flint with the water crisis that things will be turned around. And it didn’t happen. We begged the Obama-Biden administration for almost two years to please send in the Army Corps of Engineers to dig up the poison pipes and replace them. And we couldn’t get anywhere with that,” he continued. “Now we have a Democratic governor who — the level of frustration, it’s hard to explain this.”
Trump narrowly won Michigan in 2016, marking the first time a Republican presidential candidate has taken the Wolverine State since 1988.
Moore is a staunch supporter and surrogate of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). The Vermont senator is facing what some political pundits are calling a do-or-die scenario in delegate-rich Michigan during Tuesday’s primary contests. Five other states will also hold nominating contests that day.
Biden leads in the delegate race 608-533 after a surprising Super Tuesday performance on March 3.
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