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Michael Moore Says He May Flee to Canada After His Trump Documentary Premieres

Liberal filmmaker, suggesting the president is an 'authoritarian,' thinks he may face persecution

Michael Moore says he will flee to Canada if President Donald Trump or his supporters try to persecute him for his new documentary, “Fahrenheit 11/9.”

The film, which hits theaters on Friday, follows Trump’s rise to power and his presidential victory.

“[Trump] absolutely hates democracy, and he believes in the autocrat, in the authoritarian,” Moore declared to the media at the Toronto Film Festival.

He added, “I want us to survive this, but I can’t make any guarantees that that’s what’s going to happen. We’re in a bad place. We’re on the precipice of some very awful stuff.”

Despite the endless barrage of anti-Trump material coming out of Hollywood, Moore seems to believe that his film will be the tipping point.

“This is a movie that takes [the president’s] mask off, and exposes what he’s really up to, and what’s really going on here, and you may not see it, because you often don’t see it until it’s too late,” said Moore. “I’m hoping we’re in that … moment before the moment it’s too late, and you can’t get back what you had.”

Moore’s movie reportedly compares Trump’s presidential victory to the rise of Adolf Hitler in Germany in the 1930s.

The controversial filmmaker later suggested that his new work could get him in trouble in his home state of Michigan and that if things get too heated, he may flee to Canada.

That’s a suggestion that many Americans would no doubt applaud.

Moore posted a picture of himself leaving Canada earlier this month on Instagram and wrote, “Goodbye Toronto! Thank you Canadians. That is not rain; those are our tears. We will miss you and your free health care, your well-paved roads, your lack of open-carry laws and your washboard-abbed prime minister who greets refugees at the airport. We will not soon forget the fine Canadian doughnuts, watching newscasts with news, and hearing ‘sorry’ so many times when, in fact, it is us who need to say sorry to you.”

Moore already released a documentary about the president that went basically unnoticed.

He then put on a flop of a Broadway show about the president.

Every piece of work he’s created about the president has been a drop of water in a frying pan — and this movie is likely not going to be any different.

Moore’s movie is earning him pats on the back from reviewers, though. It’s rated 83 percent positive on Rotten Tomatoes — based on 52 reviews. He seems to be getting more press and attention than he has in a long time.

The documentary filmmaker basically disappeared when Barack Obama was in office; he was too scared to criticize someone within his own party.

But Trump’s election has been a golden opportunity for him to play to his leftist base again.

Check out the trailer for “Fahrenheit 11/9” below:

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