Before the last US election in 2016, I was a rather lonely voice in consistently suggesting Donald Trump might win.
In fact, I was regularly mocked, derided, abused and dismissed by ‘serious’ political pundits for even suggesting such a preposterous notion.
Well, not ALL Democrats.
One of the few to agree with me was filmmaker Michael Moore, one of the most vocal liberals in America.
Before the last US election in 2016, Piers Morgan consistently suggested Donald Trump might win. One of the few to agree with him was filmmaker Michael Moore, one of the most vocal liberals in America
Michael Moore predicted in 2016 that Trump would win the election. He is making a similar prediction for the 2020 Election
‘Trump’s election is going to be the biggest ‘f*** you’ ever recorded in human history,’ he predicted several weeks before the vote, ‘and it will feel good. Whether Trump means it or not is kind of irrelevant because he’s saying the things to people who are hurting, and that’s why every beaten-down, nameless, forgotten working stiff who used to be part of what was called the middle class loves Trump. He is the human Molotov cocktail that they've been waiting for, the human hand grenade that they can legally throw into the system that stole their lives from them.’
Moore, like me, was ridiculed for such an absurd prophesy.
But he was absolutely right, and Trump duly won – sending Democrats into a collective anaphylactic shock from which they still haven’t recovered.
Now, Michael Moore is making a similar prediction for the 2020 Election.
‘Sorry to have to provide the reality check again,’ he said in a Facebook post. ‘But when CNN polled registered voters in August in just the swing states, Biden and Trump were in a virtual tie. In Minnesota, it’s 47-47. In Michigan, where Biden had a big lead, Trump has closed the gap to 4 points. Are you ready for a Trump victory? Are you mentally prepared to be outsmarted by Trump again? Do you find comfort in your certainty that there is no way Trump can win? Are you content with the trust you’ve placed in the DNC to pull this off? The Biden campaign just announced he’ll be visiting a number of states— but not Michigan. Sound familiar? I’m warning you almost 10 weeks in advance. The enthusiasm level for the 60 million in Trump’s base is OFF THE CHARTS! For Joe, not so much.’
Portland, Oregon: Since the appalling killing of George Floyd, President Trump has seized on the violent elements of the nationwide Black Lives Matter protests and frenzied liberal cancel culture war that erupted in its aftermath - and turned them into potential vote-winners
Kenosha, Wisconsin: The reason Trump’s bullhorn is resonating is because there’s an element of truth to it. Many millions of Americans are watching the mayhem happening across their country and feel genuinely concerned that their lives or way of life may be at risk
Moore’s dire warning was shared by New York Post columnist David Harsanyi who pointed out that in 2016, the RealClearPolitics poll average had Hillary up 6.5 points in Wisconsin on Election Day, and she’d been at 11.5 in August 2016.
Not a single poll had Trump winning Wisconsin, but he won there.
Today, Joe Biden is up in the same RealClearPolitics average by just 3.5 points in Wisconsin.
There’s a similar pattern emerging in other swing states like Pennsylvania, and, as Moore revealed, Minnesota and Michigan.
It seems absolutely incredible that any sitting president could possibly get re-elected off the back of the most disastrous year in recent American history – especially when the disaster has been made immeasurably worse by the abject personal failures of the president in the way he has handled the pandemic.
Yet what seemed unthinkable two months ago is now most definitely thinkable.
Yesterday, Trump even defended Kyle Rittenhouse (left), the 17-year-old wannabee vigilante who has been charged with using an illegal gun to kill two people, and wound another, protesting about the shooting of Jacob Blake, the black man shot in the back by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin last week
Rittenhouse, a white teenager whose social media activity revealed a love of guns and ‘Blue Lives Matter’ support for police, had come to Kenosha from his home in Antioch, Illinois, to patrol the streets