In it the Oscar-winning documentarist says the answer is an emphatic “Yes.”
Moore claims this is not just an opinion but a fact, one he’s been able to corroborate using several sources — though he won’t say who they are. The director is essentially claiming Trump only embarked on his presidential bid for one reason: Squeezing more money from NBC ahead of his “Celebrity Apprentice” contract renegotiations.
“I know this for a fact,” Moore writes. “There are certain people reading this right now, they know who they are, and they know that every word in the following paragraphs actually happened.”
Moore goes on to say that Trump was “unhappy” with his NBC deal, only descending Trump Tower’s golden escalator in June of 2015 to create leverage. But, according to Moore, Trump “knew, as the self-proclaimed king of the dealmakers, that saying you’re going to do something is bupkis — DOING it is what makes the bastards sit up and pay attention.”
Moore continues: “With no prepared script, he went off the rails at his kick-off press conference, calling Mexicans ‘rapists’ and ‘drug dealers’ and pledging to build a wall to keep them all out. Jaws in the room were agape. His comments were so offensive, NBC, far from offering him a bigger paycheck, immediately fired him with this terse statement: ‘Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump.'”
Moore argues that Trump was “stunned” by NBC’s response but decided to press on anyway.
“And then something happened,” Moore writes. “Trump, to his own surprise, ignited the country, especially among people who were the opposite of billionaires. He went straight to #1 in the polls of Republican voters. Up to 30,000 boisterous supporters started showing up to his rallies. TV ate it up.”
He ends his essay arguing that Trump has been deliberately tanking his campaign in recent weeks because, let’s face it, being POTUS is hard.
“The job of being president is WORK and BORING and you have to live in the GHETTO of Washington, DC, in a small 200-year-old house that’s damp and dreary and has only two floors!” Moore wrote.
“Many now are sensing the end game here because they know Trump seriously doesn’t want to do the actual job — and, most importantly, he cannot and WILL NOT suffer through being officially and legally declared a loser — LOSER! — on the night of November 8th.”
Always helpful, Moore has this postscript for the GOP candidate:
“Don, if you’re reading this, do it soon. Give your pathetic party a chance to pick up the pieces and nominate Ryan or Romney so they can be the ones to lose the White House, the Senate, the House and yes, praise Jesus and the Notorious RBG, the Supreme Court. Don’t be too hard on yourself. You’re only the logical conclusion to a party that has lived off the currency of racism and bigotry and fellating the 1% for decades, and now their Trump has come home to roost.”
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