The trailer for Michael Moore’s new Trump doc is here, and don’t watch if you’re feeling stressed today
Most of us remember the way we felt when we learned Donald Trump officially won the 2016 presidential election, despite losing the popular vote to Hillary Clinton. It’s been less than two years since that moment, and in that time the U.S. has seemed more politically divisive and hostile than ever. Michael Moore, the provocative documentarian known for films like Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine, just debuted the trailer for his latest project, Fahrenheit 11/9—and you may not want to watch if you’re feeling stressed.
According to HuffPost, which tweeted the trailer today, August 9th, Moore hopes to “bring Trump down” with Fahrenheit 11/9. The film’s title is not only a reference to the day Trump’s victory was announced, November 9th, 2016, but also a play on the name of Moore’s legendary Fahrenheit 9/11. The 2004 film, which remains the highest-grossing documentary of all time, explores presidency of George W. Bush and the war in Iraq.
The trailer for the new movie features footage of a white supremacist rally, as well as interviews with Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg and rising progressive politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. At the end of the trailer, Moore’s introduces Trump as “the last president of the United States” (insinuating the nation will soon be in ruin).
Check it out below (if you feel like you can stand it today).
The director told HuffPost that Trump is “an evil genius” and argued that he has authoritarian tendencies that our media is not prepared to deal with.
"Our media has no idea what it is up against. They’re getting steamrolled by a tyrant because Trump understands media and understands the country he lives in more than those that cover him do," Moore told HuffPost. "This puts us all in grave danger. If nothing else, I hope this film exposes that grave danger and shows people the way out."
Fahrenheit 11/9 will be released on September 21st.