The shell shock of Donald Trump being elected president is beginning to wear off and Democrats, liberals, and other members of the left are coming together to devise a plan to impede Trump’s impending presidency. One of Trump’s most vocal and visible critics, filmmaker Michael Moore, is explaining why Trump won’t be in office for a full four years.
Before Trump shocked the entire world with his victory Moore warned of Trump’s possible victory in June, “I think there’s an excellent chance of Donald Trump becoming the next president of the US. I said last August he would be the Republican nominee.” Had the world listened to Moore, rather than pretending Trump’s candidacy was an impossibility to come to fruition, we may not be in this position.
Now Moore is making the rounds on cable networks making his case as to how Trump can be stopped. While a guest on “Morning Joe” Moore promised for there to be ongoing demonstrations in the streets against Trump’s presidency:
We are going to resist. We are going to oppose. These demonstrations you’re seeing in streets, when they’re in places like Milwaukee and Nashville, not exactly Berkeley and Ann Arbor. Alright? This is going to continue tonight and the next night. And all he has to do is nominate Rudy Guiliani as Attorney General and things like that, or his Supreme Court.
Beyond mere demonstrations which give voice to the agony and rage of those who participate, all is not lost. Moore, whose track record of predictions included Trump’s victory, offered a vision of Trump’s presidency that included him being impeached because Trump will not be able to stop himself from committing criminal acts while in office, leading to his impeachment:
Let me just say here’s why we aren’t going to have to suffer through four years of Donald J. Trump; because he has no ideology except the ideology of Donald J. Trump. And when you have a narcissist like that, who’s so narcissistic where it’s all about him, he will, maybe unintentionally, break laws. He will break laws because he’s only thinking about what’s best for him.
Moore continued to elaborate on his vision of the active resistance that is forming to stand against Trump’s brand of hatred, bigotry, division, and fear which includes a “Million Woman March” on inauguration day:
This is going to be a massive resistance. There’s already women calling for a “Million Woman March” on inauguration day. And there’s going to be the largest demonstration ever, and there will be demonstrations then. But we are also going to organize. You’ve never seen anything like this. Everything they were going to do to Hillary, the obstruction they did to Obama for 8 years, and putting her on trial for impeachment.
The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. Trump has a documented history of lying, cheating, and cutting corners. It would be a highly dramatic turn of events for him to suddenly begin playing by the rules, particularly now that he is going to sit in the most powerful office in the world where he can pardon himself if finds himself on the wrong end of a conviction. No, Trump will surely break the law once he becomes president, and then the responsiblility will fall to the American people to ensure that justice is carried out and Trump is removed from power.
Watch the full segment with Moore below:
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