Michael Moore used explicit terms Tuesday night to describe the degree to which he believes supporters of President Trump have enabled the president.
"If you hold down the woman while the rapist is raping her, and you didn't rape her, are you a rapist?" Moore, a filmmaker and liberal activist, told CNN's Don Lemon. "Let's cut the BS and start speaking honestly."
Lemon told Moore he sounded like he was comparing Trump voters to rapists.
"That's a very powerful and uncomfortable anecdote you share and people will think you're comparing Trump voters to rapists," Lemon said.
Moore replied: "Yeah, it's uncomfortable, isn't it?"
Moore was reacting to Trump's comments Tuesday in which the president resorted to blaming "both sides' for a violent rally in Charlottesville, Va., this past weekend organized by white nationalist groups.
Trump told reporters at Trump Tower that there were "fine people" amongst those protesting with white supremacists and neo-Nazis.
Republicans and Democrats roundly criticized Trump's latest comments, saying he was emboldening white supremacists by equating them with other groups.
Moore went much further.
"He's absolutely a racist," Moore said of Trump.
Moore urged Trump voters to take a look in the mirror and determine if they want to enable the president — because if they do, that makes them a racist.
"If you still support the racist, you are the racist," Moore said. "That has to end. I'm not sorry, I'm not letting anybody off the hook here."