[Ed. – Promises, promises]
If things go awry for Michael Moore following the release of his latest politically charged documentary, the progressive provocateur says he has a plan to escape potential persecution in the U.S.: He’s moving to Canada.
It’s a pronouncement so common among aggrieved American liberals that it borders on a political trope. But Moore says he’s serious about his plot to vacate the U.S., and not only because of his long-standing affinity for Canada.
For Moore, the prospect of becoming a political refugee seems starkly plausible under the leadership of U.S. President Donald Trump, whom he portrays as a geopolitical threat in “Fahrenheit 11/9,” set to hit theatres Friday.
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“(Trump) absolutely hates democracy, and he believes in the autocrat, in the authoritarian,” Moore said in a recent interview at the Toronto International Film Festival, where the film premiered earlier this month.
“I want us to survive this, but I can’t make any guarantees that that’s what’s going to happen. We’re in a bad place. We’re on the precipice of some very awful stuff.”