Renowned liberal documentary filmmaker Michael Moore has never been shy when it comes to voicing his disdain for Donald Trump.
And now that Trump is officially President of the United States, Moore has made it clear that it’s more important than ever to actively resist the dangerous policies our new commander-in-chief proposes.
In a powerful act of protest, Moore tore up a copy of Saturday’s Washington Post newspaper while speaking to demonstrators at the Women’s March on Washington.
The paper featured the headline “Trump Takes Power.” Most attendees of the March were actively trying to protest the rise of Trump as well as the hateful rhetoric he used to propel himself to power.
As he ripped the paper in half, Moore told the crowd:
‘I don’t think so! Here’s the power! Here’s the majority of America — right here. We are the majority,’ he told bellowed to the crowd. ‘Mr Trump: We are here to vow to end the Trump carnage,’ he continued.
Moore also took the opportunity to call out Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, proclaiming:
‘We do not accept Betsy DeVos as our secretary of education!’
DeVos has come under criticism by many Democrats for saying during a Senate hearing that guns should be allowed in schools in case of grizzly bear attacks.
Moore went on to highlight the importance of Planned Parenthood, telling the crowd that while he’s always supported the family planning organization, he had never actually joined it — that is, until today.
‘This morning, I joined Planned Parenthood.’
Moore even encouraged the audience to run for federal office, as he feels the Democratic Party needs new leadership. Referencing the similar outcome between the 2016 and 2000 election, Moore stated:
‘Twice now, we won the White House, yet they walked through the door!’
In 2000, Al Gore beat George W. Bush in the popular vote, but because of the electoral vote, Bush won the election.
Moore has been an vocal member of the anti-Trump movement, continually speaking out against the new president throughout the 2016 election cycle.
Watch Moore’s powerful address below, via Twitter:
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