Michael Moore, who called the election for Donald Trump in an essay back in July, has an apocalyptic vision of the future of Trump’s impending presidency. In short, Moore sees Trump’s unconcerned attitude towards daily intelligence briefings as a fundamental failing that puts the nation at risk. (“You know, I’m, like, a smart person,” Trump explained as to why he’s skipping the meetings.) “So, my fellow Americans, when the next terrorist attack happens, you will see Donald Trump acting quickly to blame everyone but himself,” Moore writes in an essay published on Facebook titled “Donald Trump Is Gonna Get Us Killed.” “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.”
Moore then goes on to draw a parallel with our last president who lost the popular vote: George W. Bush. Moore points out how Bush also had a cavalier relationship with intelligence briefings, ignoring a CIA report that Osama bin Laden was planning on attacking the U.S. with planes for five weeks until 9/11. “It’s one thing to have a president who was asleep at the wheel,” Moore writes. “But, my friends, it’s a whole other thing to now have a president-elect who REFUSES TO EVEN GET BEHIND THE WHEEL!” He then addresses Trump directly:
To you, Mr. Trump, I say this: 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 the whole essay here.