Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Moore has teased a “secret project” that he said he’d been working on for several months, releasing a two decade-old clip of a TV appearance with Donald Trump and Roseanne Barr.
“I know Roseanne. And I know Trump,” Moore tweeted on Wednesday. “And they are about to rue the day they knew me …”
Both in the tweet and on his website, the “Bowling for Columbine” director included a one-minute clip from 1998 in which he appeared with the future president on Barr’s short-lived talk show as her “blue-color panelist.”
I know Roseanne. And I know Trump. And they are about to rue the day they knew me… pic.twitter.com/vW81Gq7s1i
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) May 30, 2018
Trump praised “Roger & Me,” Moore’s award-winning 1989 film about his pursuit of GM CEO Roger Smith to answer for the automaker’s downsizing efforts and its effects on Moore’s hometown of Flint, Michigan.
“It was terrific, I tell ya. I loved what he did. If I was Roger I wouldn’t have liked it,” Trump tells Moore in the clip. “I hope he never does one on me, though.”
It’s unclear if the new film is a reworking of “Fahrenheit 11/9,” a documentary about Trump’s election in 2016 that the now-bankrupt Weinstein Company acquired last May. (The title is based on the date of the 2016 election.)
Moore, who early on predicted Trump’s election but is a fierce critic of his politics, last summer mounted a one-man Broadway show, “Terms of My Surrender,” that lambasted the president.