Progressive activist and film-maker Michael Moore weighed in on the feud between Senators and Democratic presidential primary candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders in an interview with Margaret Hoover on PBS's "Firing Line." Warren alleges that Sanders told her in a private conversation that he doesn't think a woman could be elected president in the U.S. today. Sanders denies ever saying that.
"It was very sad," Moore said about the incident. "I still, as we tape this, do not understand why Elizabeth's people did that, and why she just couldn't. You couldn't even read in her statement what was really said or what happened."
"Again, I know her and I've had her in my films and I have always loved her, and so I'm just," Moore said, briefly speechless. "The focus has to be about Trump, it has to be about the system that gave us Trump, to make sure that doesn't happen again. And the fact that we would be talking about this -- I have known Bernie since the 80s. There's no way he said anything like the way it's been reported. So, to be honest, the night that happened my first thought was that they will mark this day, January 13, as the day Donald Trump was re-elected, because once again the Democrats, the liberals, the left couldn't get it together, couldn't figure instead of much, so happy to get right in there and fight each other like this."
"And I'm like, when are we ever going to learn?"
"This is on us, this is not on the Russians, it is not on the Republicans, it is on the Democratic Party for not getting its act together and not using its head," he said.
Michael Moore explained more about why he feels this way in the latest episode of his podcast, "RUMBLE":
Elizabeth & Bernie have appeared in my films. I love them both. Why Elizabeth chose to stick a knife in Bernie’s back is beyond me. At a time when job #1 is to remove Trump, how did this help? My new RUMBLE podcast “The Sad Downfall of Elizabeth Warren.” https://t.co/uFwOFNka9U— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) January 15, 2020