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Civics for Dummies: Michael Moore's 5-Step Anti-Trump Plan

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Michael Moore shared his 5-point anti-Trump plan on MSNBC. (Screengrab of posted video)

By    |   Wednesday, 28 Dec 2016 12:08 PM

Michael Moore's strategy for those who want to disrupt the presidency of Donald Trump "right now" sounds more like a long-term plan taken from civics for dummies, including getting more involved in politics and running for office.

Titled "5 Things You Can Do Right Now About Donald J. Trump," Moore's rambling post on Facebook on Tuesday has been shared about 4,600 times and liked by about 13,000 people -- not exactly groundswell numbers.

The lengthy post also suggested inauguration protests, supporting Keith Ellison as the new head of the Democratic Party and forming a "rapid response team."

"All hands on deck," Moore posted. "Brush yourself off and let's get busy because: a) All hope is not lost; b) There are more of us than there are of them, and c) The roadside is littered with the ended careers of self-absorbed, narcissistic politicians whose arrogance led them to do things that caused their early resignation or impeachment. Don't think that can't happen here."

Moore suggested his followers contact their local representatives about confronting Trump's agenda or asking why they support him. As part of that strategy, he urged them to write the Democratic National Committee to support Ellison as the new party chair.

"Ellison and the progressive wing of the party must take us forward," Moore wrote. "Keith has the backing of (former Democratic presidential candidate) Bernie Sanders and myself, but also the endorsement of some of the old guard who've come around to see the error of past ways (Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, etc.)"

"… He will fight to turn this around and, as a son of the Midwest, bring that part of the country back from the dark side. Let's flood the DNC with emails tonight (and cc: your state Democratic Party, too -- you can look up their email address on Google)."

Moore said the rapid response teams are needed to send out emails and make calls to local representatives and to organize an effort to oppose Trump and the Republicans. Moore also called for his supporters to protest the day after the inauguration.

Finally, Moore told his followers to run for office themselves, even offering to be their own honorary campaign chair.

"You know you can do this," Moore urged. "We have no choice. We've left it up to others – yes, Democrats – and they are inept and continual losers. Haven't you had enough? Run for office, any office."

Moore predicted in October that Trump would win the presidential election against Hillary Clinton, despite most polls showing that Clinton was leading the race, noted Real Clear Politics.

"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 percent tariff on those cars when you send them back and nobody's going to buy them,'" Moore said before the election, per Real Clear Politics.

"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."

The liberal filmmaker is best known for documentaries such as "Bowling for Columbine," which he won an Academy Award for in 2003, "Fahrenheit 911," and "Roger and Me."

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