Renowned filmmaker and liberal activist Michael Moore warned the country before the election that Trump was going to win. Unfortunately, his forecast proved accurate and the United States was saddled with its current hateful, ignorant leader.
Now, Moore is predicting that Trump will be reelected in 2020.
“I should say reappointed, because we will have an even larger population that will vote against him in 2020. But he will win those electoral states as it stands now,” Moore said in an interview with Fast Company.
Moore points to the electoral college as the problem for Democrats. Clinton won the popular vote by almost three million votes, but Trump eked out a victory due to the archaic electoral college. His slim margins in key swing states pushed him over the electoral threshold.
Dire as the message seems, Moore was not without hope. Hillary Clinton’s huge margin of victory in the popular vote proves that the country as a whole is supportive of Democratic politics.
“Here’s the good news: We don’t have to convince a single Trump voter to vote differently because we already have the majority,” said Moore.
He also is very vocal in his support for the National Popular interstate compact which, if passed by state legislatures, would be an agreement between states to award all their electoral votes to the winner of the popular vote. So far ten states and D.C. have endorsed it.
“That’ll be an easier way to get this done,” Moore said of the compact. “People should not despair, thinking, well, the Republicans have all this power and all that. Think of the suffragettes. They were trying to get the vote for women. They got [the 19th Amendment ratified] in 35 states to give women the right to vote. Think of that uphill battle.”
Moore recognizes how dire the national situation is, but also offers some encouraging thoughts about the future:
“Nearly 70% of the country is either female, people of color, or young adults between 18 and 35, or a combination of the three. The angry white guy is dying out, and the Census Bureau has already told us that by 2050, white people are going to be the minority, and I’m not sad to say I can’t wait for that day to happen. I hope I live long enough to see it because it will be a better country.”
Democrats have to wake up to the possibility that – if he isn’t impeached and doesn’t resign – there’s a chance Trump could win reelection. We must stay motivated and engaged, and kick this disgusting charlatan out of the Oval Office.
Rob Haffey is a writer, filmmaker, and winner of the ScreenCraft Writing Fellowship. He is a graduate of Drexel University.