Michael Moore Tells Colbert He's Building an 'Army of Satire' to Combat President Trump
Wednesday night Michael Moore reminded Stephen Colbert that only a year ago, people were saying, "there's no way [Trump's] going to win, there's no way. They were already popping the champagne corks and celebrating."
President Trump's actions—including announcing a ban on transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, made via Twitter—continue to horrify the Michigan-based filmmaker. But he also warned fellow progressives not to get distracted.
Trump "goes off on Mika [Brzezinski] or Joe [Scarborough], or whatever the tweet is that morning, and then later in the day is doing something to our National Parks, or is ending funding to keep the Great Lakes clean, or these other things," Moore noted. "And we have to make sure we don't get distracted too much by his shiny keys and stay on top of this."
Moore's upcoming Broadway show "The Terms of My Surrender," which begins July 28, aims to empower citizens to fight back against the Trump administration with humor.
"We have to form an army of citizens and come at him like a swarm of bees where's he's getting hit one way, all the way," Moore told Colbert. "I suggested a few months ago that we have an army of satire, because I think the way to bring him down is with satire. His thin skin, as you pointed out so well, is so thin, all we need is 1,000 or a million little comedy shivs—nonviolent, don't hurt him—but just [get] his under his skin because he can't take being laughed at."