Michael Moore: I'm Worried That Trump Will Use A Terror Attack To Take Away Our Rights

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Michael Moore said he is a national emergency may happen, real or not, and Trump decides to take away democratic rights to "protect us." The filmmaker brought up Hitler using a terror incident like the Reichstag fire to consolidate power for the Nazi party in an interview with MSNBC's Chris Matthews.

"Hitler said we've got to clamp down, we've got to ban these parties and he consolidated power in a time when people were afraid. That's what I'm worried about," Moore said of a post-Reichstag world.

Moore warned when Trump takes away "our democratic rights" because he has to "protect us" we must be "very, very cautious" when that point happens.





"Whatever happens under Trump. Whatever national emergency -- a real emergency may happen -- that will not allow him to take away our democratic rights because he has to "protect us." That's what we have to be very, very cautious of when that point happens," Moore said Tuesday.

He also blamed Trump for a lack of diversity and said, "When you dumb down a country you end up with a Donald Trump."

MICHAEL MOORE: I think what's important here is when you talk about the '30s in Germany is that Germany was a very educated, enlightened, cultured society. It was one of the most liberal democracies in the world. And the Nazis won an election and then there was a terrorist incident -- the Reichstag fire -- and Hitler said we've got to clamp down, we've got to ban these parties and he consolidated power in a time when people were afraid. That's what I'm worried about.

Whatever happens under Trump. whatever national emergency -- a real emergency may happen --that will not allow him to take away our democratic rights because he has to "protect us." That's what we have to be very, very cautious of when that point happens. So I point that out in the movie, that there are these parallels.

As far as fascism, there was a book I called a number of years ago called, 'Friendly Fascism,' and the author said that the fascism of the 21st century would not come in concentration camps and swastikas, it will come with a TV show and a smiley face.

And that is really how Trump and others like him are trying to commandeer the American public through this kind of propaganda and also by dumbing down the country. Our schools aren't what they used to be. Our libraries are closing. We have less and less of a diverse press and when you dumb down a country you end up with a Donald Trump.

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