Michael Moore formally threw his assist behind Bernie Sanders Saturday, saying the Vermont senator can “crush” President Trump on the polls.
The Oscar-winning filmmaker joined freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) at Sanders’ “Bernie Is Again!” rally in Queens, New York. It was the 2020 presidential candidate’s first large marketing campaign occasion since he suffered a coronary heart assault earlier this month.
Moore informed the group that age and well being aren’t components for Sanders (I-VT). As an alternative, the Sicko director blamed political pundits and the media for making the 78-year-old politician’s age a problem by recycling drained “tropes.”
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“They’re doing the whole lot they’ll to throw the whole lot they’ll provide you with, to get folks to assume in another way about Bernie,” Moore informed the huge crowd. “So what do they are saying? Bernie’s too previous.”
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“Yeah. Properly, right here’s what’s too previous,” he continued. “The electoral faculty is just too previous. That’s what’s too previous. A $7.25 minimal wage, that’s too previous. Ladies not being paid the identical as males, that’s too previous. Hundreds and 1000’s of of scholar debt. What’s that? Too previous.”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders attend “Bernie’s Again!” rally.
Moore went on to say Sanders’ age and expertise are advantages.
“It’s really a present that now we have a 78-year-old American operating for president of america,” the left-leaning director acknowledged. “Bernie has seen the issues many people have by no means seen — a pay increase! How about that?”
After the group erupted in laughter, Moore added, “A 78-year-old is aware of what a pension is. Do not forget that? Look it up. A 78-year-old is aware of what it appears to be like wish to defeat fascism and white supremacy.”
Moore then informed attendees it’s time to dump President Trump.
“We have to not solely crush Trump on the polls, afterwards, we purpose to repair this rotten, corrupt, financial system that gave us Donald Trump,” he mentioned.
The director additionally endorsed Sanders within the race for the White Home in 2016.