Michael Moore, the liberal filmmaker responsible for “Bowling for Columbine,” debuted the trailer for his new documentary on Thursday where he calls President Donald Trump, the “last President of the United States.”
In the trailer for “Fahrenheit 11/9,” a reference to the first day after the president's election win, he poses the question: “How the f**k did this happen?”
Like “Fahrenheit 9/11,” which tackled the impact of George W. Bush's presidency on society, Moore appears to be using this movie to present how Donald Trump's presidency happened and what it could mean for the U.S. further down the line.
In an interview with HuffPost, Michael Moore said that Trump “has no intention of leaving the White House” and that the Republican party will be “backing him up” all the way.
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He also added that journalism schools do not teach students how to handle an “authoritarian leader” and hopes that this film shows viewers the “danger” of President Trump where the execution of their jobs is concerned.
“Our media has no idea what it is up against, he said. ”They’re getting steamrolled by a tyrant because Trump understands media and understands the country he lives in more than those that cover him do. This puts us all in grave danger."
He added that: “If nothing else, I hope this film exposes that grave danger and shows people the way out.”
Moore has conducted a large spectrum of interviews on both sides of the aisle for the documentary. Those popping up in the trailer include former Trump advisor Roger Stone, Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg, and House candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Michigan governor Rick Snyder may also appear to protest Moore spraying contaminated water from Flint on his lawn.
“Fahrenheit 11/9” is scheduled to be released on September 21.