Michael Moore thinks President-elect Donald Trump is the “godfather of this decade’s fake news.”
During an interview Wednesday on MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes,” the 62-year-old filmmaker said from a director’s perspective Trump was “masterful” in his “performance” as he “owned the room, he owned the day” at his first press conference since winning the election where Trump called out CNN as a “fake news” organization.
“I did this in my head,” Moore said. “Take those same words you just showed — ‘You are fake news’ — put those words in [Richard] Nixon’s mouth … it would have sounded like the paranoid that Nixon was. Put those words in George W. Bush’s mouth … it would have sounded defensive and like a little boy.”
“This guy pulls that off,” he added. “And he pulls it off over and over and over again. And confuses the situation with so much….you don’t know really….we don’t have enough time here to deal with everything that was said and done.”
“Fake news,” he continued. “He was one of the founders of that in the Obama era. He is the godfather of this decade’s fake news.”
Moore then made a plea to all media outlets and said that it’s “critical” that the media do its job and not be afraid to hold Trump accountable during his presidency.