In an interview with Don Lemon on CNN Tuesday evening, Michael Moore slammed white Donald Trump voters after the president’s statement to the press wherein he appeared to defend the alt-right. Moore accused them of being “enablers” in the same way someone might enable a rapist by holding his victim down.
“Not all Trump supporters are racist,” Lemon said to Moore.
“Not all, I said the vast majority,” he answered.
“And they take offense to people calling them racist because they support…,” Lemon added, “they supported him. So, the question is, how do you deal with that?”
Moore then made a ridiculous comparison, stating, “If you hold down the woman while the rapist is raping her, and you didn’t rape her, are you a rapist?”
He continued, “I mean, let’s just, really, let’s cut the BS and start speaking honestly. If you vote for a man who says what he said today – that the white nationalists were the victims – that he equated George Washington and Thomas Jefferson with Robert E. Lee, and said that the people there trying to stop the racism, the anti-racism protesters, that they were the violent ones, that they were the, you know… that is just … it just went so far, but I’m telling you…”
“That’s a very powerful and uncomfortable anecdote that you share,” Lemon said, “and people will think that you’re comparing Trump voters to racists … I mean, to rapists.”
“Yeah, it’s uncomfortable, isn’t it?” Moore asked.
“That is uncomfortable,” Lemon responded.
“Yeah, because, enablers of immoral behavior, of criminal behavior…,” Moore explained, “It is absolutely criminal to stand behind the people that killed Heather Heyer, that beat the heads in of people who were trying to, ya’ know, speak their minds in Charlottesville. If you helped to put Donald Trump in office, you need to think about this before you kneel down and say your prayers tonight.”
Critics of Trump have condemned him for a follow-up statement he made about the attack in Charlottesville wherein he appeared to equate the left-wing “Antifa” members with the white supremacist and alt-right protesters who allegedly inspired the murderous violence.
“We don’t talk about this much,” Moore explained at the beginning of the segment. “Two-thirds, sixty-four percent, almost two-thirds of white men voted for Trump. Fifty-three percent of white women, the majority, voted for Trump.”
Standing high atop his sterling moral soapbox, Moore noted, “David Duke’s tweet this weekend was maybe one of the most honest things I saw online when he said to Donald Trump, ‘Look in the mirror, white America elected you, and never forget it.’ And, Mr. Duke, you got that right on. He was elected by white America.”
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