David Hogg received a civics lesson from filmmaker Michael Moore after the teenage anti-gun crusader urged Canadians to contribute to politicians in the 2018 U.S. midterms.
“I have a question for you guys: Who’s ready to save America?” Hogg asked the crowd at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada on Friday. Attendees were on hand for a screening of Moore’s new film, “Fahrenheit 11/9,” and Hogg was joined by other Parkland school students on stage.
Hogg ranted about the “mass incarceration of people of color” and water crisis in Flint, Mich., and asked the crowd to act on its “shame” — by giving to left-leaning politicians running for office.
“I think Canadians can donate to political campaigns in the United States,” Hogg said.
Moore then shook his head while standing next to Hogg. “No, they can’t give us money,” the filmmaker told Hogg.
“They can’t?” Hogg asked. “Well, uh, vote here.”
Moore then grabbed the microphone back from Hogg.
The Federal Election Campaign Act prohibits “any contribution or donation of money or other thing of value” from foreign nationals, according to the Federal Election Commission’s website.
Hogg wasn’t silenced for long, however, grabbing the microphone later in the panel and imploring the IRS to investigate President Trump for receiving “$30 million from Russia via the NRA.”
The exchange surfaced in a video that was posted on Sunday. Watch it above.