One of the chief organizers of Monday’s counter-State of the Union in New York City is charging that President Trump needs to be overthrown before he ends the world. Really.
Hollywood's Michael Moore, speaking for the event and MoveOn.org, went off on Trump in an email to supporters.
“Donald J. Trump has proven himself to be completely unfit for office, a threat to our country, and an imminent danger to the world. He is not well; he is a malignant narcissist and an active sociopath. And because he holds the codes to fire nuclear weapons, he is a singular threat to humanity,” he wrote.
Moore, with Mark Ruffalo, Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie Perez and Cynthia Nixon are headlining the Hollywood-filled New York event and MoveOn.org is fundraising off it. Trump gives his address to Congress on Tuesday.
Here is Moore’s note for MoveOn.org:
Dear fellow MoveOn member,
Donald J. Trump has proven himself to be completely unfit for office, a threat to our country, and an imminent danger to the world. He is not well; he is a malignant narcissist and an active sociopath. And because he holds the codes to fire nuclear weapons, he is a singular threat to humanity.
This situation is a nightmare. And the only reason that things aren't FAR WORSE than they already are is that millions of us have come together to engage in our democracy, resist, and organize.
But our problems go far beyond one sociopath president. The mission that we are on and the work that we must do is to tear down the rigged system that produced Trump in the first place. We must imagine the America that we want to live in. We must create the post-Trump America.
And this is actually possible: The fierce, determined Resistance movement that began after Trump's election could create an avalanche at the polls this November. Together, we can stop Trump and the GOP and begin the work of creating the country that we imagined.
That's why I'm doing everything I can, including taking part in the People's State of the Union on Monday—a high-profile, energizing event the night before Trump's State of the Union address. And I hope that you will do everything you can, too.
So here's my request to you: If you can swing it, will you chip in to MoveOn—to help provide the resources needed to empower regular Americans to pool our strength against the extraordinary challenges ahead and win back power this November?
Click here now to chip in $3—or whatever you can afford—and you'll help support MoveOn's work to lead the Resistance all the way to the polls. And as a way of saying thank you, MoveOn will enter you into a contest for an all-expenses-paid trip to attend the People's State of the Union event in New York City!
I'm joining Mark Ruffalo, Common, Whoopi Goldberg, Wanda Sykes, and Cynthia Nixon, as well as inspirational grassroots leaders and progressive organizing champions and MoveOn for the People's State of the Union event in New York City on Monday, the day before Trump gives his State of the Union speech in front of Congress. And maybe you can join us there, too!
Together, we will show that bully in the White House that we aren't going away. In fact, we're only getting stronger, and we'll be marching to the ballot boxes this fall.
Click here to chip in $3—or whatever you can afford—to support MoveOn's work to help lead the Resistance, and you'll be entered into the contest for an all-expenses-paid trip to the People's State of the Union event in New York City.
The past year has taught us that we can't sit back and hope that this will all go away.
And we cannot pretend that removing one individual from power will cure what ails our nation.
No; it's an all-hands-on-deck fight for our country and our democracy. Everybody's gotta step up!
Thanks for all you do.
Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org