Micheal Moore has his sites set on tackling President Donald Trump and his administration in a new film.
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) August 9, 2018
Fahrenheit 11/9 is named after the date that Trump was officially announced as the winner of the presidential election. Speaking with HuffPost, Moore described the motives behind his new film. “Donald Trump is an evil genius. He has no intention of leaving the White House,” stated the director. “Whenever he hears that another country has a president for life, he perks up and thinks, “I like the sound of that!” And he has an obedient political party that holds every seat of power backing him up.”
In the clip, Moore dubs Trump “the last president of the United States,” and much of the trailer highlights the increasingly polarized nature of American politics under Trump. There’s footage of KKK and neo-Nazis burning crosses and swastikas juxtaposed with an interview with Parkland shooting survivor and activist David Hogg.
The documentary will premiere at this year’s Toronto film festival before the US release on September 21st.