Michael Moore fires back after Trump claimed his show was 'forced to close'

Michael Moore fires back after Trump claimed his show was 'forced to close'
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Michael Moore fired back at the president after he claimed the documentary filmmaker's anti-Trump one-man show had been "forced to close."

"You must have my smash hit of a Broadway show confused with your presidency-- which IS a total bomb and WILL indeed close early. NOT SAD," Moore tweeted Saturday.

Moore went on to rip Trump, saying he is not aware that a "U.S. service member was killed & 6 injured in our never-ending war in Afghanistan."


"You ARE aware I'm a "B'way star" & I guess this bothers you more. SAD," Moore continued.

He questioned whether Trump is trying to create a distraction from the investigation into Russian election interference.

Moore also blasted Trump for the federal response to Hurricane Maria, saying a majority of people in Puerto Rico are still without power.

"They say Twitter 'distracts' you from your presidency. But Twitter IS YOUR PRESIDENCY! It's all you know how to do. #LOSER!" Moore tweeted.

"And now, for this weekend, I’m your latest distraction from your crimes. Ha! Raucous & joyous crowds every nite on B’way- & u missed out!"

Moore said the production was the "highest grossing play (non-musical) of the summer, despite my offering $29 cheap seats + free student tix so ALL could afford."

"As announced on May 1st, it was always a '12-WEEK-ONLY' run, due to my commitments to my upcoming primetime TV series & my new movie," he tweeted.

"On Broadway, Donald, they call it a 'LIMITED ENGAGEMENT' -- just like we’re planning on making your presidency."

His comments come after Trump on Saturday tweeted: "While not at all presidential I must point out that the Sloppy Michael Moore Show on Broadway was a TOTAL BOMB and was forced to close. Sad!"

A Broadway website on Saturday fact-checked Trump's tweet, saying it was reported when the show opened it would run for a 12-week limited engagement.

"While the show was not a box-office front-runner (grossing less than half of its potential most weeks and drawing in a capacity hovering in the mid 70 percentile), it did play its fully scheduled run," Playbill said.