Michael Moore claims that if his new film does not go well he will flee to Canada to escape persecution.It appears that Moore will look to become a political refugee.
According to CTVNews:
TORONTO — If things go awry for Michael Moore following the release of his latest politically charged documentary, the progressive provocateur says he has a plan to escape potential persecution in the U.S.: He’s moving to Canada.
It’s a pronouncement so common among aggrieved American liberals that it borders on a political trope. But Moore says he’s serious about his plot to vacate the U.S., and not only because of his long-standing affinity for Canada.
For Moore, the prospect of becoming a political refugee seems starkly plausible under the leadership of U.S. President Donald Trump, whom he portrays as a geopolitical threat in “Fahrenheit 11/9,” set to hit theatres Friday.
“(Trump) absolutely hates democracy, and he believes in the autocrat, in the authoritarian,” Moore said in a recent interview at the Toronto International Film Festival, where the film premiered earlier this month.
Moore also warned that the United States is heading towards some pretty awful things that could pose a danger. Moore, of course, didn’t elaborate on his fearmongering.