Michael Moore: "When Are People Going To Get Off The Couch And Rise Up" Against Trump?

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Michael Moore appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Thursday night to discuss Fahrenheit 11/9, his new anti-Trump documentary. Moore also talked about resisting Trump, asking "when are people going to get off the couch and rise up?"

Moore said people are eventually going to have to put their "bodies on the line."

"We have a gerrymandered Congress. Because of the electoral college essentially a gerrymandered presidency. And therefore you end up with a gerrymandered Supreme Court. What is the endgame here? Because you don't want to end this in any violent or any revolutionary confrontation. You want a political change at the end of this," host Stephen Colbert stated.





"What do you make of these calls for civility?" he asked Moore.

"I'm as civil as any Eagle Scout Catholic altar boy could be when confronted with the devil," Moore said in the interview.

"We don't have to be violent, we have to remain non-violent," he said.

"When are people going to get off the couch and when are people going to rise up?" Moore asked.

"Sadly, Trump is not going to leave," he said. "He plans to be reelected, he loves the term 'president for life.' The only way that we're going to stop this is eventually we're all going to have to put our bodies on the line. You're going to have to be willing to do this."

STEPHEN COLBERT, HOST: What do you make of these calls for civility? Do you think that confronting people in restaurants --

MICHAEL MOORE: The calls that are coming from the uncivil asking Democrats who are usually so wimpy and weak and -- 'No, it's okay, we'll take half of universal healthcare. We don't need the whole thing.' That's how our side sounds all the time. We're constantly giving in and then a few people want to stand up and say, 'No, I've had enough. That's it.' And we don't have to be violent, we have to remain non-violent, but if the worst that's going to happen to anybody in the Trump administration is that they don't get to have a chicken dinner in Virginia, I mean, I don’t know.

Seriously, if it were just that we had this differences I don't think it's right to throw Sarah Sanders out of the restaurant because I disagree with her politically. If I see her coming to my movie, I'm not going to say you can't see my movie. But that's not what's going on right now. We're not talking about political differences, we're talking about thousands of children being kidnapped from their parents and put in jails.

And the headline, I don't know if you saw when you were in line for the show here tonight, but they have ruled now that toddlers must appear in these immigration courts alone. They cannot have an advocate or lawyer, anybody with them. They can bring in the 3 and 4 and 5-year-old, and they have to stand there alone in the docket. This is insanity, this is not who we are, is it?

COLBERT: Where does this go? What is on the other side of this? Because we have a gerrymandered Congress. Because of the electoral college essentially a gerrymandered presidency. And therefore you end up with a gerrymandered Supreme Court. What is the endgame here? Because you don't want to end this in any violent or any revolutionary confrontation. You want a political change at the end of this. Do you have any hope for that? Because you have to hold out hope for that. You can't actually --

MOORE: I couldn't come on this show here if I didn't have hope.

Let me ask you a personal question, is that okay? ...

I just want to ask you a personal question if that's okay. When you read the paper every day or you watch the news, do you ever cry? Do you ever cheer up? Do you ever -- has this ever happened to you these days?

COLBERT: Sure, of course.

MOORE: It happens to me now every day.

COLBERT: It will happen as soon as this show is over and I find out more about the shooting in Annapolis, I'm sure it will happen again.

MOORE: Exactly. That that has become the norm now. When we all made Bowling For Columbine, it had never happened before. And we had made that film in the hopes that it wouldn't happen anymore. So the despair I have in going forward and making these movies is when are people going to get off the couch and when are people going to rise up?

To answer your question, the endgame, sadly, Trump is not going to leave. He plans to be reelected, he loves the term 'president for life.' The only way that we're going to stop this is eventually we're all going to have to put our bodies on the line. You're going to have to be willing to do this. When I see those children down in Brownsville, I don't see them as somebody else's children. I see them as my children. Those are my children! ...

I do know that people will rise up. What would you do, Each of you in the audience, if they snatched your child from? How would you respond to that? That's how we all have to be responding...

The majority of Americans are very liberal. They take the liberal position on most issues. They believe women should be paid same as men, they believe there is climate change, they don’t believe people should be thrown in jail for smoking marijuana.

The majority of Americans are liberal and we the Democrats have won the presidency, popular vote, in six of the last seven presidential elections

The Republicans have only won once since 1988 -- in 2004, with Bush, that's the only time they've won the popular vote! The country we live in doesn't want the Republicans in the White House! They don't want them running this country. We're the majority!

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