Moore said he believes Trump is behind numerous White House leaks, including the anonymous op-ed published by The New York Times earlier this month.
“Trump wrote it. Trump or one of his minions wrote it,” he said. “He’s the master distractor. He’s the king of the misdirect. If we have learned anything by now, it’s that he does things to get people to turn away. Let me give you the line in there that is most identifiable that he wants the public to believe. It’s the line that says, ‘Don’t worry, adults are in the room.’ That’s the idea, to get us to calm down and look away from what he’s really doing.”
As for what moviegoers will see in Moore’s Trump-focused film?
“We made a decision on the first day of this film that we were not going to chase the news cycle. Because why do that? People see on the nightly news they don’t need to go to a movie theater to watch that,” Moore explained. “We are presenting the larger picture of what is going on. I’m also going to show people how Trump didn’t just fall out of the sky. There’s a long road to Trump and we have all sadly been on it.”
“Fahrenheit 11/9” opens in theaters September 20.