Michael Moore, the left-wing firebrand and documentary maker, emerged as the conscience of the liberal elite when he rightly predicted that Donald Trump would defeat Hillary Clinton in the presidential election.
"I never wanted to be more wrong," Moore said during an appearance on "Late Night With Seth Meyers." "I remember when I said this on the show, the audience moaned, like 'no,' all because it didn't seem possible. She was ahead in the polls, she was winning the debates, it was a great convention. And he's crazy."
Moore had even predicted which states Clinton would lose, and he joked that people were now asking him for winning lottery numbers.
"It's like you hit the lotto, but instead of winning $6 million you got kicked in the nuts," Meyers joked in response.
But Moore made an even more outlandish prediction when said that he believes that the president-elect may not go on to serve his term.
"He's not president until noon on Jan. 20, of 2017," Moore said. "So that's more than six weeks away. Would you not agree, regardless of which side of the political fence you're on, this has been the craziest election year? Nothing anyone has predicted has happened. The opposite has happened. So is it possible that in these next six weeks something else might happen, something crazy, something we're not expecting?"
"Do you think it's possible that he now realizes this job is way more work than he wanted it to be?" Meyers asked.
"Oh, he is so bummed out," Moore said. "He may decide he just wants to quit before he even takes office. Everyone in the audience is saying that's not possible. Everybody in this audience at some point in their life on the first day of their job knew they had taken the wrong job."
Moore may not be totally wrong.
Before the election, many people believed that Trump’s campaign was just a cynical ploy to get more attention — he never really wanted to do the job.
Trump seems to get high off of the gratification of election rallies, seeing his name on placards everywhere, which might explain the current “Thank You” victory tour he’s on.
Trump’s demeanor when he met President Barack Obama was that of a man who was entirely out of his element and clearly regretting the predicament he’d gotten himself into.
Considering how crazy this election season has been, nothing’s impossible at this point.
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