Michael Moore has a really bad feeling about President-elect Donald Trump.
The Academy Award-winning director addressed his concerns about the president-elect’s impending rule in an essay posted on Facebook titled, "Donald Trump Is Gonna Get Us Killed."
Moore’s concerns arose after Trump explained to Chris Wallace of “Fox News Sunday,” why he wasn’t taking the daily intelligence briefings regarding terrorist threats to the U.S.
"I'm, like, a smart person,” he said. “I don't have to be told the same thing in the same words every single day for the next eight years ... I don't need that. But I do say, 'If something should change, let us know.'"
Moore wrote, "Most would agree the #1 job of the leader of any country is to keep its people safe ... That Trump would find it too cumbersome or too annoying to have to sit through 20 minutes of listening to his top intelligence people tell him who's trying to kill us today, simply boggles the mind."
He added that, "[Trump] can get up at 5 in the morning and send angry, childish tweets ... but he doesn't have time to hear about the threats to our national security."
Moore predicted that the consequences of Trump’s cavalier attitude toward the threats to the country will lead to another 9/11-like.
"… When the next terrorist attack happens -- and it will happen, we all know that -- and after the tragedy is over, amidst the death and destruction that might have been prevented, you will see Donald Trump acting quickly to blame everyone but himself,” he wrote. “He will suspend constitutional rights. He will round up anyone he deems a threat. He will declare war, and his Republican Congress will back him.
Moore says Trump’s behavior recalled that of former President George W. Bush, who was on vacation in early August of 2001 when he was presented with a security memo headlined, "Bin Laden Determined To Strike Inside U.S."
"George W. Bush didn't leave the ranch to go back to work for the next four weeks,” he wrote. “In the fifth week, bin Laden (sic) attacked the US with planes on September 11th."
Moore isn't the only one troubled by Trump's disdain for intelligence briefings.
Leon Panetta has said that the responsibility for any future terrorist attacks would lie squarely on the president's shoulders.
Reuters reported that the former defense secretary and CIA director said at a conference in Dubai that, "If we endure another attack and the intelligence officials had indications or information regarding that attack and the president did not want to listen to that, for whatever reason, the responsibility for that attack would fall on the president.”
Moore has gained a lot of credibility ever since he correctly predicted that Trump would defeat Hillary Clinton in the presidential election, even going so far as to call which states she would lose that would keep her from becoming the first female president of the United States.
He recently, albeit a touch facetiously, said that it’s possible that Trump would quit the presidency even before he is inaugurated on Jan. 20.
While that is highly unlikely, his latest prediction may have some merit to it. Let’s hope he’s wrong this time.