A unique and hugely popular video tribute created by Donald Trump’s online supporters in 2016 resurfaced Tuesday after the former president announced he’s running again.
“That’s why every beaten-down, nameless, forgotten working stiff who used to be part of what was called the middle class loves Trump,” progressive filmmaker Michael Moore says in the video.
The video — which spliced footage of Trump rally-goers with audio of a speech by Moore — debuted on Trump’s Twitter account in October 2016.
Here’s a transcript of Moore’s full remarks, delivered during his one-man show at the Murphy Theatre in Wilmington, Ohio, and featured in his anti-Trump 2016 documentary “TrumpLand”:
Donald Trump came to the Detroit Economic Club and stood there in front of Ford Motor executives and said, “if you close these factories as you’re planning to do in Detroit and build them in Mexico, I’m going to put a 35% tariff on those cars when you send them back and nobody’s going to buy them.”
It was an amazing thing to see. No politician, Republican or Democrat, had ever said anything like that to these executives, and it was music to the ears of people in Michigan and Ohio and Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — the “Brexit” states.
You live here in Ohio, you know what I’m talking about. Whether Trump means it or not is kind of irrelevant because he’s saying the things to people who are hurting. And that’s why every beaten-down, nameless, forgotten working stiff who used to be part of what was called the middle class loves Trump.
He is the human Molotov cocktail that they’ve been waiting for. The human hand grenade that they can legally throw into the system that stole their lives from them.
And on Nov. 8, Election Day, although they lost their jobs, although they’ve been foreclosed on by the bank, and next came the divorce and now the wife and kids are gone, the car’s been repoed, they haven’t had a real vacation in years, they’re stuck with the shitty ObamaCare Bronze Plan where you can’t even get a fucking Percocet, they’ve essentially lost everything they had, except one thing — the one thing that doesn’t cost them a cent, and is guaranteed to them by the American Constitution: the right to vote.
They might be penniless. They might be homeless. They might be fucked over and fucked up. It doesn’t matter, because it’s equalized on that day. A millionaire has the same number of votes as the person without a job: one. And there’s more of the former middle class than there are in the millionaire class.
So on Nov. 8, the dispossessed will walk into the voting booth, be handed a ballot, close the curtain, and take that lever or felt pen or touchscreen and put a big fucking X in the box by the name of the man who has threatened to upend and overturn the very system that has ruined their lives: Donald J. Trump.
They see that the elite who ruined their lives hate Trump. Corporate America hates Trump. Wall Street hates Trump. The career politicians hate Trump. The media hates Trump, after they loved him and created him, and now hate him. Thank you, media.
The enemy of my enemy is who I’m voting for on Nov. 8. Yes, on Nov. 8, Joe Blow, Steve Blow, Bob Blow, Billy Blow – all the Blows get to go and blow up the whole goddamn system because it’s your right.
Trump’s election is going to be the biggest “fuck you” ever recorded in human history. And it will feel good.