Michael Moore has a proven track record for making predictions surrounding the presidential election.Not only did the filmmaker predict that Donald Trump would become the Republican nominee, but he also predicted that the former business tycoon would ultimately win the presidential election in an article he wrote on his website called "5 Reasons Why Trump Will Win."
Now that the dust has settled, Moore just made a terrifying new prediction that has us all genuinely terrified. Michael Moore just posted an article titled on Facebook called, "Donald Trump Is Gonna Get Us Killed." Did that get your attention? The very direct title stems from Moore's concerns surrounding Trump's unstable relations with China and Russia, and his tendency to neglect important duties. After attending only 2 or 3 of the 36 national security briefings since winning the election, the president-elect told Fox News:
You know, I think I’m smart. I don’t need to hear the same thing over and over each day for eight years.
It's this kind of ignorance that Moore believes will have deadly consequences for our nation. It happened before when the Bush administration missed warning signs that led to 9/11. In the Facebook letter, Moore brings up how President George W. Bush was at his Texas ranch and ignored a security briefing headline mentioning that Bin Laden would plan a terrorist attack with planes. Instead of taking action, Bush resumed with his vacation plans and didn't return to work for another few weeks. And then the attacks happened after five weeks. But seriously, Trump doesn't have the time for important intelligence briefings when he could be tweeting instead. As Moore puts it:
That Trump would find it too cumbersome or too annoying to have to sit through 20 minutes of listening to his top intelligence people tell him who's trying to kill us today, simply boggles the mind.Here's another excerpt from Moore's warning letter to America:
So, my fellow Americans, when the next terrorist attack happens -- and it will happen, we all know that -- and after the tragedy is over, amidst the death and destruction that might have been prevented, you will see Donald Trump acting quickly to blame everyone but himself. He will suspend constitutional rights. He will round up anyone he deems a threat. He will declare war, and his Republican Congress will back him. And no one will remember that he wasn't paying attention to the growing threat.
Moore gives Trump a year to be responsible for another terrorist attack. After Trump told Fox News why he wasn't attending the briefings during the interview on December 11, Moore advised readers to remember that date:
Don't forget that date and his hubris as we bury the dead next year.While Moore's very direct letter may come off as a tad over-dramatic, the filmmaker has been dead-on with his predictions before, and his points are valid. And that should get our serious attention. But, would it get Trump's attention? Not if his recent track record of being flippant towards foreign policy can help it.
So Moore addressed Donald Trump directly towards the end of the letter:
When this next terrorist attack takes place, it is YOU who will be charged by the American people with a gross dereliction of duty. It was YOUR job to pay attention, to protect the country. But you were too busy tweeting and defending Putin and appointing cabinet members to dismantle the government. You didn't have time for the daily national security briefing. Don't think we're going to let you use a modern-day burning of the Reichstag as your excuse to eliminate our civil liberties and our democracy.You can read Michael Moore's letter in its entirety on Facebook HERE. H/T - uproxx, medialite, time, facebook