Many people around the world are still trying to understand how reality TV star Donald Trump became President of the United States.
But there’s one man who is not surprised one bit.
Documentary maker and political commentator Michael Moore predicted a Trump victory four months ago.
And he didn’t just take a guess, he explained how and why it would happen in almost perfect detail.
Moore, who was born in Flint, Michigan, where Trump narrowly beat Hillary Clinton , posted a letter on his website in July entitled ‘5 Reasons Why Trump Will Win’.
He wrote: “I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I gave it to you straight last summer when I told you that Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee for president.
“And now I have even more awful, depressing news for you: Donald J. Trump is going to win in November.”
Moore told how doubters would tell him that’s it’s not going to happen because “the American people are not going to elect an idiot for president”.
- Midwest Math – Trump would target four traditionally Democrat states, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin by telling voters Clinton’s free trade deals are responsible for their industrial decline. These states would give Trump the votes he needed on top of traditional ‘Red’ states
- White men would make a ‘last stand’ in the face of electing a woman President
- Hillary is hugely unpopular because voters find her untrustworthy and representative of ‘old politics’
- Depressed Bernie Sanders suporterrs might get themselves out to vote Democrat, but they won’t be the excited and committed volunteers who will spend hours campaigning and pulling in extra votes
- The mischevious electorate would vote Trump just to express their discontent at the establishment
Moore adds that “the anger that so many have toward a broken political system, millions are going to vote for Trump not because they agree with him, not because they like his bigotry or ego, but just because they can.”
It turned out to be an incredibly accurate assessment of Trump’s path to the Presidency.