Speaking on his podcast on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, liberal/progressive filmmaker and activist Michael Moore called Donald Trump a “mass killer” for letting nearly 200,000 people die from COVID-19.
Moore posted the podcast on the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which killed almost 3000 people in the U.S. The COVID-19 pandemic, Moore stressed, has been much deadlier for Americans.
“My friends, this is murder in the extreme,” Moore told listeners. “No American other than Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his general, Robert E. Lee, has killed more Americans than Donald J. Trump.”
Trump has been claiming that he saved “so many lives” with his COVID-19 response. Yet, the United States became the epicenter for the virus early on and has seen the most lives lost.
While Trump said that “no one” saw this coming, we recently discovered that he knew exactly how deadly the virus was and decided to “downplay” it so it wouldn’t cause panic.
More than 600,000 Americans were killed in the Civil War during the 1860s. Moore, discussing how much deadlier the coronavirus pandemic could become in the U.S., noted, “We’ve been told by the White House Task Force itself, this could get to 400,000 (dead) by Christmas.”
Moore then went on to make a Trump/Osama bin Laden comparison, noting that Trump “didn’t actually kill” any victims of COVID-19 “with his own hands” but added, “I can tell you for a fact that Osama Bin Laden did not fly a single one of those goddamn airplanes. So, he’s innocent? No. Trump is a mass killer.”