Activist filmmaker Michael Moore has long been one of Trump’s most ardent critics and was one of the few commentators on the left to correctly predict that the conman game show host would win the 2016 election. Unfortunately, his dire prediction proved right and he’s already begun to sound the alarm that Trump could win again in 2020.
Today, Moore took to Twitter to tease some kind of secret project alongside a clip of him on Roseanne Barr’s show in 1999 beside Donald Trump. Barr made headlines over the weekend after she sent out a stunningly racist tweet that resulted in ABC promptly canceling the hit reboot of her show Roseanne.
This morning, Trump took to Twitter to attack the head of ABC and offer oblique support for Barr’s bigotry.
Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that “ABC does not tolerate comments like those” made by Roseanne Barr. Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the HORRIBLE statements made and said about me on ABC. Maybe I just didn’t get the call?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2018
In the segment that Moore shared on Twitter, the three of them discuss Moore’s documentary “Roger and Me,” which addresses the negative impact that General Motors CEO Roger Smith had on Flint, Michigan when he closed down several auto plants.
“It was terrific. I tell ya. I loved what he did. If I was Roger I wouldn’t have liked it. But I enjoyed it. I hope he never does one on me though,” Trump says in the clip. Barr and Moore laugh, and then dramatic, ominous music comes in.
I know Roseanne. And I know Trump. And they are about to rue the day they knew me… pic.twitter.com/vW81Gq7s1i
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) May 30, 2018
The clear implication is that Moore is working on a movie about Trump. Moore included the URL to his website, where he states that he has been developing a “secret project” for several months. He invites visitors to sign up for a mailing list so that he can keep them up to date on the project, whatever it turns out to be.
The smart money seems to be on a hit piece geared towards Trump which, given Moore’s impressive skills as a filmmaker, is bound to be devastating. Hopefully, he releases it soon, in time to help Democrats going into the 2018 mid-terms.