Michael Moore: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Leader Of Party; "If You're Moderate, Stop Being Moderate"


Michael Moore declared Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) the leader of the Democratic party in an interview on MSNBC Friday night. Moore says he wished that Ocasio-Cortez was old enough to run for president and that the age requirement in the constitution should be amended so that she could. The documentary filmmaker said that the most important quality in a Democratic presidential candidate is who can take it to Trump.

Moore also thinks Virginia Governor Ralph Northam should have resigned the moment the racist photos were revealed and that President Trump knows his support has eroded in the Midwest.

"I think that people have had it," Moore said. "I think that they have realized that they are sick and tired of living paycheck to paycheck and this has to end."

He said that if you're a political moderate, stop being a moderate because "there is no middle ground anymore."

MOORE: If you're being moderate, stop being moderate. Take a position. There's no middle ground anymore. There's no half-way point to should somebody be paid a living wage. 'Well, I'm a moderate so I think they could be paid half of that living wage.'

You know, on the issue of choice, there is no half-way there. You're either for it or you're against it.

Do you believe in equal rights for women? Do you believe we should have an Equal Rights Amendment?

There's no middle ground. There's no time for moderation.

Moore predicted that there will not be another shutdown and said that he was devastated by the stories of federal government employees going without a paycheck.

"You tear up watching MSNBC," Moore said of coverage of out of work federal workers.

"I did every day," MSNBC host Ali Velshi revealed.

Moore said Democrats have to stop "mouthing" that they "support African-Americans" and prove it.

"Democrats have just to quit mouthing this, 'I support African-Americans,' and then not really doing anything," he said. "We have Democrats in charge for 8 years and during that time, Flint, Mich., the water gets poisoned. The Republican governor is responsible for this and yet nothing happens. And it's an African-American city. It's majority African-American. That's the broad picture."

Moore was incredulous that Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) had not resigned yet and pressured him to phone into the program and resign on air.

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