Michael Moore hates to say he told you so — at least when it comes to President Trump.
On Monday the documentary filmmaker and vocal Trump critic visited Stephen Colbert on The Late Show and was asked about his prediction last summer that Trump would defeat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.
“I’ve never wanted to be more wrong in my life,” Moore said. “I live in Michigan, and so I was trying to warn the rest of the country — out here, people who voted for Obama were telling me they were going to vote for [Trump]. And it was like, ‘Oh, wow.’”
He continued, “I actually contacted the people in the Clinton campaign and said, ‘I think you need to spend more time in Michigan and Wisconsin, Ohio and Pennsylvania. These are the Brexit states of America and there’s a lot of angry people here. They don’t necessarily like Trump that much, but they see him as their human Molotov cocktail that they want to just throw into the system that has hurt them so badly.’ And I couldn’t get anybody to listen to me.”
Moore has never been shy about expressing his opposition to Trump, slamming him as a racist on CNN last week and participating in a protest outside Trump Tower. He’s also going after the president with a one-man Broadway show titled The Terms of My Surrender and an upcoming documentary called Fahrenheit 11/9.
The Late Show airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on CBS.