As the country recovered from a shocking election result on Wednesday, filmmaker Michael Moore issued several key points to Democrats on how to deal with a Donald Trump presidency. He said there was no point lamenting an election night that cannot be changed, and it is more productive to take the fight for progress to the media and the streets.
1. Take the Democratic Party back, return it to the people.
2. Fire every pundit, predictor, pollster and any media outlet that refused to listen to or acknowledge what was really going on.
3. Any Democratic unwilling to resist and obstruct Trump the way Republicans did President Obama for eight years must step out of the way.
4. Everyone must stop saying they are “stunned” and “shocked.” Trump’s victory is no surprise and treating him like one only strengthened him.
5. You must never forget: HILLARY CLINTON WON THE POPULAR VOTE! The MAJORITY of Americans wanted Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump. The majority of your fellow Americans wanted Hillary, not Trump. The arcane 18th-century Electoral College needs to be abolished.
Moore’s plan emphasized holding the media and pundits accountable, taking control of the Democratic party and encouraging Democrats to be ready to resist the negativity that is still to come. He also said that the American people must get over their shock and focus on the fact that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote. Moore finished by saying that Trump won because of the outdated electoral college system. He was not truly elected by the people.
Moore later added it was clear the Democrats had missed a golden opportunity for positive change by not nominating Bernie Sanders. He said protesting in the streets was a good start, but people have to take it further by blocking Republicans at every turn. Working with Republicans during the last Bush administration only led to deficits, war and economic collapse.
While the media desperately keeps spinning the election outcome, Moore said people should brace themselves for battle and work hard to put a Democrat in the White House in 2020.