American film-maker and activist Michael Moore held a sign titled “We are all Muslims” outside Trump Tower. When the cops came, he left the scene and continued to write an open letter to Donald Trump.
The letter was in response to Trump’s presidential proposals, including all Muslims in the US registering on a database and a suspension on Muslim immigration.
Moore, in his letter, reminded Trump that the US today is no longer a country of “angry white guys”, that the future US president will be chosen by more diverse voters and that “fortunately” the US no longer looks like Trump or his supporters.
Moore goes on to say: “Here’s a statistic that is going to make your hair spin: 81 percent of the electorate who will pick the president next year are either female, people of colour, or young people between the ages of 18 and 35… In other words, not you” or “the people who want you leading their country”.
Moore said that he was raised to believe in equality of people as brothers and sisters, regardless of race, colour and religion.
He added that “we are all Muslim, just as we are all Mexican, we are all Catholic and Jewish and white and black and every shade in between.”
He writes “We are all children of God (or nature or whatever you believe in), part of the human family, and nothing you say or do can change that fact one iota. If you don’t like living by these American rules, then you need to go to the time-out room in any one of your Towers, sit there, and think about what you’ve said.”
“And then leave the rest of us alone so we can elect a real president who is both compassionate and strong”.
Michael Moore is the director and producer of Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004), a critical look at the presidency of George W. Bush and the War on Terror, which is the highest-grossing documentary at the American boxoffice of all time and winner of the Palme d’Or.
You may read Michael Moore’s full letter to Donald Trump here.