(CNSNews.com) - Filmmaker Michael Moore told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that people see GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump as “their human Molotov cocktail” to throw into “a political system that has made their lives miserable.”
“I've been trying to say for months here. I live in Michigan, and across the Midwest, across the Rust Belt, I understand why a lot of people are angry. And they see Donald Trump as their human Molotov cocktail that they get to go into the voting booth on November 8th and throw him into a political system that has made their lives miserable,” said Moore.
He said that people see Trump as “their messenger.”
“Even though they don't necessarily like him or agree with him so much, I think that they love the idea of blowing up the system,” Moore said.
Moore also said that people don’t trust the media.
“I think a lot of people who have seen their livelihood vaporized, who are no longer part of the middle class, who are struggling to survive, pay no attention anymore to what the media or the people in power -- they've lost all credibility, I think, with a lot, with a lot of people. I mean just take what's happened from how we got into the Iraq War,” Moore said.
“Where was the media on that before the war? Where was The New York Times, for instance? Putting Judith Miller's stories concocting weapons of mass destruction on the front page of their paper. Where was the media while, while Wall Street was, was creating this crisis that was about to happen?” he asked.
“I mean so people don't trust the media. They don't listen to it, and for good reason, because the, the media has let them down. The rich and the powerful have let them down. They used to believe in that. They used to vote for the rich and powerful. And a lot of them aren't going to do that this time. And they, for some strange reason, see Donald Trump as their, as their means to get back at this system,” Moore added.