Michael Moore doesn’t mince words, and that includes when talking about President Barack Obama, a man you’d think he would mostly see eye-to-eye with.
Not so much. Asked by The Hollywood Reporter about Obama’s claim to have saved Detroit, the Michigan native and liberal filmmaker bristled.
“I wrote Obama a letter and I said, ‘Dear President Obama, God Bless you, but you did not save Detroit. You saved General Motors. You saved Chrysler.'”
“Detroit at this point would stand a better chance,” the 60-year-old Moore said, “if it were an Iraqi or Syrian city in term of getting some sort of help.”
“And I think Obama sadly has done many, many good things, but he’s also been a huge disappointment,” Moore added, not holding back on the POTUS.
“I really wish somebody would say to him – maybe I’ll say to him in case he’s watching, you do read The Hollywood Reporter Mr. President, don’t you?”
“When the history is written of this era this is how you’ll be remembered: he was the first black president. OK, not a bad accomplishment, but that’s it.”
“That’s it, Mr. Obama. A hundred years from now, he was the first black American that got elected president. And that’s it.”
The Fahrenheit 9/11 producer added the following message to Obama:
“Eight years of your life and that’s what people are going to remember.”
“Boy, I got a feeling knowing you that you probably wished you were remembered for a few other things, a few other things you could’ve done.”
“So it is on that level of a big disappointment.”
Ouch. Do you agree with Michael?