Michael Moore reacted to Wednesday night's Democratic presidential debate hosted by MSNBC and called himself the "center" and "mainstream" of the current Democratic party.
"Just in the same way I think that we have to -- when you guys were talking about how we have to be more moderate or move to the center, that's how we're going to win next year, see, to me, I think moving to the center -- I am the center. I am the mainstream now of the Democratic party," Moore said.
Moore also said that we not only need to get rid of President Donald Trump but also "that which gave us Trump."
"Job one for the election next year is to make sure that we not only get rid of Trump or Trump's replacement, but we get rid of that which gave us Trump. That's really what the real issue should be," he said.
MICHAEL MOORE: So, when we say working class, it's always, we're always evoking this image of lunch bucket Joe. The actual working class of 2019 is a 30-year-old black woman. That's really the working class. When you say working class, I want everybody to always think, now, that's a 30-year-old black woman, because that is what the working class is.
Just in the same way I think that we have to -- when you guys were talking about how we have to be more moderate or move to the center, that's how we're going to win next year, see, to me, I think moving to the center -- I am the center. I am the mainstream now of the Democratic party.
The majority of Americans agree with me and Bernie on all the issues, whether it's -- whether it's health care for all, whether it's climate change, minimum wage, mass incarceration, go down the whole list.
The American people have moved left. So, the center is now more of these sorts of things. This is what we believe. So, when you say, like, for instance, with Joe Biden said tonight, 160 million Americans want to keep their private insurance. Says who? Are you actually talking to people about this? Yes, they want the insurance that whatever we have with the new Medicare For All is essentially just a transfer from what we have with their good union health care, it's going to be that but it's going to be better for you, you're not going to have copays and deductibles -- fine.
The average Democrat and the average American does not like the health insurance company. They hate Aetna and Cigna and United Health Care. These are people that they're fighting with to get them to pay a bill that they won't pay. The health care industry has caused more pain and harm and anxiety for the American people than practically any other industry. And we should never side with candidates that are -- say we're going to keep this private profit-making thing going.