As the polls tighten and with days to go, can Hillary Clinton defeat Donald Trump and win a historic election in the United States?
According to filmmaker Michael Moore, a former critic turned supporter of Clinton, her rival, Donald Trump, now has a real chance of winning.
“People should take [a Trump victory] seriously,” says Moore, an Oscar-winning filmmaker and director of Michael Moore in Trumpland.
“Trump is the embodiment of just about every bad trait you could come up with,” says Moore.
Moore, the filmmaker behind the films Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11, says that although he is wary of Clinton’s history on foreign policy and her ties to Wall Street, there is no other choice.
“This is what we have to work with,” says Moore. “I have no choice at this point, especially considering who the other candidate is.”
“The best candidate to run against Trump was called Bernie Sanders,” says Moore. “I think this wouldn’t be so close, and we wouldn’t be so nervous, if he were the candidate.”
“I think and I hope that she is a different person,” says Moore of Clinton. “She says she is, she’s adopted two-thirds of Bernie’s platform.”
Asked about whether he is worried Clinton would drag the US into yet another conflict, Moore says “that there is a better chance than not of Hillary Clinton getting us into a war”.
But, he says, she’s “not the same Hillary” – or at least hopes she’s not – and if she goes back on her word, Moore vowed to be “her worst nightmare”.
In this Headliner, Michael Moore – documentary filmmaker and activist – discusses the 2016 US presidential election, his support for Hillary, and why he believes Trump shouldn’t be elected.
Watch more from this interview here.