U.S. ELECTIONS 2016

In July, Michael Moore predicted why Trump would win the US election

Hollywood director Michael Moore predicted a Donald Trump US election win in July, months before the vote. (File photo: AFP)

Hollywood director Michael Moore predicted a Donald Trump US election win in July, months before the Republican candidate’s victory in the November 8 polls.

The celebrity director penned a blog titled “5 reasons why Trump will win” and centered a surprise film – “Michael Moore in Trumpland” – on his 5-point prediction, all of which rang true during the tight election race.

His first predicted reason behind a Trump win was “Midwest Math, or Welcome to Our Rust Belt Brexit” which focused on his belief that Trump was going to “to focus much of his attention on the four blue states in the rustbelt of the upper Great Lakes – Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Four traditionally Democratic states.” Come November 8, Trump won all predicted states.

“From Green Bay to Pittsburgh, this, my friends, is the middle of England – broken, depressed, struggling, the smokestacks strewn across the countryside with the carcass of what we use to call the Middle Class. Angry, embittered working (and nonworking) people who were lied to by the trickle-down of Reagan and abandoned by Democrats,” Moore added in July.

Moore’s second predicted reason was “The Last Stand of the Angry White Man.”

“Our male-dominated, 240-year run of the USA is coming to an end. A woman is about to take over! How did this happen?! On our watch!... That’s a small peek into the mind of the Endangered White Male. There is a sense that the power has slipped out of their hands, that their way of doing things is no longer how things are done,” he said.

Thirdly, Moore wrote about the US’s supposed “Hillary Problem.”

“Our biggest problem here isn’t Trump – it’s Hillary. She is hugely unpopular — nearly 70 percent of all voters think she is untrustworthy and dishonest. She represents the old way of politics, not really believing in anything other than what can get you elected.”

In fourth place came the “The Depressed Sanders Vote” which Moore gave as a reason for a predicted Trump win.

“The fire alarm that should be going off is that while the average Bernie backer will drag him/herself to the polls that day to somewhat reluctantly vote for Hillary, it will be what’s called a “depressed vote” – meaning the voter doesn’t bring five people to vote with her.

He doesn’t volunteer 10 hours in the month leading up to the election.”

Finally, Moore reasoned that “The Jesse Ventura Effect” would impact polls.

“Do not discount the electorate’s ability to be mischievous or underestimate how any millions fancy themselves as closet anarchists once they draw the curtain and are all alone in the voting booth. It’s one of the few places left in society where there are no security cameras, no listening devices, no spouses, no kids, no boss, no cops, there’s not even a friggin’ time limit.”

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