Michael Moore: Life Under Trump to Get a 'Lot Worse'

But he's got a 5-task to-do list for those who want to resist
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 28, 2016 9:54 AM CST
Michael Moore Has 5 Tasks for Disillusioned Lefties
Filmmaker Michael Moore, right, reacts as Secret Service agents block his access to restricted areas inside Trump Tower in New York on Nov. 12, 2016.   (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

It's been seven weeks since the election—or, as Michael Moore frames it in his latest Facebook post on Tuesday, "seven weeks since Hillary beat Trump by nearly 3 million votes but lost the presidency to him." The filmmaker acknowledges that many may still be reeling from that "mindf---," but he also points out it's time for "all hands on deck." "There's no crying in TrumpLand. Let's get to work!" Not that Moore is filled with optimism as he presents this proposed workload, in the form of five tasks he says people can do this week. In fact, he notes, "as bad as we know it's going to be, it's actually going to be worse. A lot worse. Now cheer up and read on:"

  • Make your presence known. Moore advises anti-Trumpians to visit the offices of GOP senators and congressional members and "politely" tell them "you and everyone you know will work to unseat them in 2018 if they don't act independently from Trump." (To Democrats, Moore says the conversation should be more along the lines of dialing up the heat on Trump).
  • Write to the Democratic National Committee. He suggests penning a short email noting you'd like to see Congressman Keith Ellison elected as head of the DNC. "He will fight to turn this around and, as a son of the Midwest, bring that part of the country back from the dark side," Moore adds.
  • Create a rapid-response team. By recruiting five to 10 friends, family members, neighbors, or co-workers to make a move whenever opposition to Trump is required, using social media and email as a communications tool, you'll be ready to take action as soon as the inauguration has ended.
  • Show up at an inauguration protest. "Everyone who can should be [in DC]," Moore notes. "If you can't make it, find (or organize) a local protest in your area. Take the day off. No one should be silent that day."
  • Run for office yourself. Moore says that while not everyone can be a senator, there's no reason people can't vie for spots on, say, the city council or school board. "You know you can do this," he says. "We have no choice. We've left it up to others—yes, Democrats—and they are inept and continual losers."
His entire proposed agenda here. (Moore's "morning after the election" to-do list for Democrats.)

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