President Donald Trump took on one his most vocal celebrity critics Saturday in a message posted to his Twitter account, calling filmmaker Michael Moore’s anti-Trump summer Broadway show a “total bomb” that was “forced to close.”
“While not at all presidential I must point out that the Sloppy Michael Moore Show on Broadway was a TOTAL BOMB and was forced to close. Sad!” Trump tweeted Saturday evening about Moore’s show.
Trump was, of course, referring to Moore’s Broadway show The Terms of My Surrender, a play in which the filmmaker took aim at Trump and his policies and often brought out celebrity guests to help bash the president. The play opened in late summer and ran for twelve weeks at New York City’s Belasco Theater.
According to industry box office tracking at BroadwayWorld.com, Moore’s show grossed a total of $4.2 million during its run, or less than half of what it had the potential to make. Through its final seven weeks, the show managed to gross over 40 percent of its potential earnings just once, according to the site.