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Michael Moore Calls Trump ‘The Last President’ in ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ Trailer

Michael Moore Calls Trump ‘The Last President’ in ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ Trailer

Like "Fahrenheit 9/11", which tackled the impact of George W. Bush's presidency on society, Moore appears to be using this movie to present how Donald Trump's presidency happened and what it could mean for the us further down the line. HuffPost also premiered a trailer for Fahrenheit 11/9, which drops on September 21.

Speaking with HuffPost, Moore described the motives behind his new film. The documentary takes in Trump's election campaign in 2016, his first year in office, and how Trump's victory is invariably tied to the crises facing America, including the openness of white supremacy and fascism, the cosy relationship Trump has with the far-right, and everything in between.

That city's water supply was poisoned when, in 2014, its source was switched from Lake Huron and the Detroit River to the cheaper Flint River, whose water flow was exposed to lead contamination. To make the Trump documentary, Moore has reunited with his acclaimed team from Fahrenheit ‪9/11 - Oscar-nominated documentary directors/producers Meghan O'Hara, Tia Lessin and Carl Deal.




The title itself references one of Moore's most famous documentaries, Fahrenheit 9/11, which focused on the country after the election of George W. Bush and the events that unfolded after the September 11 attacks in 2001. "I will at least give them a song they can belt out". It was originally set to be released with the Weinstein Company before Harvey Weinstein was hit with multiple allegations of sexual assault. We don't need hope.

He added that: "If nothing else, I hope this film exposes that grave danger and shows people the way out".

Asked if the film provides a "glimmer of hope", Moore shot back, "Fuck hope. Hope, and the passivity that comes with it, is what helped get us here to begin with".