On ABC’s “The View,” propagandist Michael Moore said he didn’t “even know if we’re going to get to 2020 as a democracy” when asked who he thinks could beat President Donald Trump in the next presidential election.
Co-host Joy Behar asked, “Do you think Bernie would have been beaten Trump? Because they were similar in many ways.”
Of course, nobody with a functioning brain can point to any similarities between Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, aside from both belonging to the human race.
Michael Moore said:
“It’s the Trump Party, right. Even John Boehner said that, the Republican Party is dead. It’s the Trump Party, let’s start calling it what it is. Yes, I did try to warn people. I live in Michigan so I saw what was going on. And I saw that a lot of people who didn’t necessarily like Trump wanted to use him as their Molotov cocktail to blow up a system that had hurt them. And they didn’t know any other way to do it. Remember, in the primary they voted for Bernie over Hillary. So there were already indications that there were discontent and people wanted something different. They wanted change.”
“I personally think he would have. I’ll tell you something, there’s a poll that they’re going to release in West Virginia. The Democrats took a poll to ask if the election in 2020 was between Bernie and Trump. Now understand, West Virginia, number one state for Trump, 68% of the vote. If the election in 2020 was between Bernie and Trump how would you vote, 48% Bernie, 46% Trump in Trump’s biggest state. But if the Democrats, and I’m guessing they will, just put up another same old same old, tired, uninspiring, let’s not go too far, let’s just have half health care –”
Abby Huntsman interjected, “So who’s your choice? Who do you think would beat Trump?”
Moore replied, “The honest answer to that is I don’t even know if we’re going to get to 2020 as a democracy. I don’t know.”
Page Six reported the lawsuit was newly filed in Manhattan Supreme Court this week.
Glynn’s lawyer claimed in court documents that Gylnn was supposed to receive four percent of total revenue from their partnership. Page Six reported that Glynn only got $541 in 2014, the same year the couple’s divorce was finalized.
Moore reportedly filed to the IRS negative $350,862 in income that year, and in 2016, negative $221,025 – which his ex-wife believes are false.
The gossip site reported from the suit that Glynn ‘was the driving force in the making of many of [his] films and other ventures.
‘Mr. Moore was the featured personality, dating back to their first big success, “Roger and Me” in 1989.’
Glynn also produced ”’Fahrenheit 9/11,” the highest-grossing documentary film of all time’ and ‘Oscar-winning “Bowling for Columbine”.’
In their divorce settlement, Glynn ‘signed over essentially all of her interest in the fruits of the parties’ joint efforts as film-makers in exchange for a promise of future revenue-sharing.’
Their divorce was finalized in July 2014, which ended their two-decade-long marriage.
Moore spokesman Christian Muirhead said at the time his client and Glynn ‘mutually and amicably reached a divorce settlement.’
Moore’s filing from the year prior said his relationship with Glynn had broken down and there remained ‘no reasonable likelihood that the marriage’ could be preserved.
Before finalizing the divorce, the pair squabbled over marital assets, The Smoking Gun reported at the time.
The large amount of money Glynn, who produced several of her husband’s movies, spent on their lakefront mansion in Michigan, was said to be an issue of contention.
According to Celebrity Worth, Moore had $50million in assets. Court records did not indicate exactly how much the producer is worth.
The documentary maker claimed his other half ‘unilaterally wasted a large percentage of the marital funds’ with the Torch Lake mansion, which put a spotlight on his wealth and opened him up for ridicule because he has so often criticized the rich in his films.
The home, which was completed years ago, is believed to cost in the neighborhood of $2million.
Moore maintained that his spouse spent five times more on the property than she should have in what amounted to ‘massive cost overruns’ that set them back financially.
In a sworn affidavit, Moore reported that, in 2011, Glynn ‘discussed with me problems she was having with the money she was spending (which caused us some serious financial losses).’
The lake house wasn’t their only home. They owned a total of nine properties in Michigan and New York.
Their Manhattan condo was created through ‘the combination of three separate units,’ according to The Smoking Gun.
According to court filings, the couple – that does not have children – also failed to agree on when they split.
Moore said it was August 2010 and Glynn insists it’s June 2013 when Moore filed for divorce in a Michigan Circuit Court.
Moore worked on his latest film in secret for months and fantasizes that it will help puncture Trump’s seemingly impenetrable armor.
“No matter what you throw at him, it hasn’t worked,” Moore said. “No matter what is revealed, he remains standing. Facts, reality, brains cannot defeat him. Even when he commits a self-inflicted wound, he gets up the next morning and keeps going and tweeting. That all ends with this movie.”
For Fahrenheit 11/9, Moore has reunited with Fahrenheit 9/11 producers, Bob and disgraced Harvey Weinstein, who faces life in prison for multiple counts of sexual assault.
The birds of a feather shopped the film to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival. Moore and the Weinsteins scored a massive hit with Fahrenheit 9/11, which won the Palme D’or at Cannes and went on to become the highest-grossing documentary of all time.
Meanwhile, a potential legal battle is brewing between Michael Moore and Harvey and Bob Weinstein over Fahrenheit 11/9, the sequel Moore is making to his 2004 film, which became the biggest grossing documentary of all time.
Titled Fahrenheit 11/9 to commemorate the day Donald Trump pulled off a shocking victory to become U.S. president, the new film focuses on how it happened and all the chaos that followed in Trump’s first year in office. The Weinsteins have controls over the docu, and sources said they are right now blocking Moore and his WME reps from being able to set the film with a theatrical distributor or a premium broadcast outlet. For details on the looming legal battle, click here.
James E Windsor, Overpasses News Desk
September 14th, 2018