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Michael Moore Inserts Himself Into Trump Moment With Very Shareable Facebook Post

Director/writer/producer/Facebooker Michael Moore.

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Michael Moore wants you to know that one time, many years ago, he was booked on a TV talk show alongside Donald Trump, and Donald Trump was scared of him. As in, terrified. Trump thought Michael Moore was going to tear him apart in front of the whole world.

Moore found this out because a producer for the show pulled him aside and asked him to go talk to Trump in private. “He just seems all jittery about you,” Moore remembers the producer saying. It was weird because Moore barely even knew who Trump was at the time. “Huh. I’ve never met the guy. There’s no reason for him to be scared,” Moore recalls telling the producer. “I really don’t know much about him other than he seems to like his name on stuff. I’ll talk to him if you want me to.”

This interesting story about the time Trump acted submissively toward Michael Moore was described recently in a Facebook post written by Michael Moore. Like Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, the post was structured as an open letter, except instead of addressing his young son, Moore wrote it to Donald Trump.

Michael Moore wrote the letter and put it on Facebook because 1) He has a movie coming out that he’d like you to know about, and 2) He wants you to think he is a big, brave guy with a reputation that made Donald Trump act like a little bitch.

The letter, which is getting shared on social media a lot, is also about Muslims. Michael Moore is in favor of Muslims. In fact, according to a sign that he inexplicably stood around holding in front of Trump Tower on Wednesday, Moore actually is a Muslim himself.

“I was raised to believe that we are all each other’s brother and sister, regardless of race, creed or color,” Moore writes in his Facebook letter to Donald Trump. “That means if you want to ban Muslims, you are first going to have to ban me. And everyone else. We are all Muslim.” Below that, in a P.S. and a P.P.S. because it was kind of an afterthought, is a link to Moore’s website.  

It is cool that Moore decided to reveal that he is Muslim in a way that also allowed him to simultaneously benefit from how popular Donald Trump is right now.