Michael Moore doubled down Thursday on his suggestion that the Democratic Party should run a celebrity in the 2020 presidential election, this time telling the co-hosts of The Viewthat Tom Hanks would be a great candidate for the position.
In a sit-down on the ABC talk show Thursday morning, the left-wing documentary filmmaker and activist said Democrats should run a “beloved American” in the 2020 race, preferably a celebrity.
“The celebrities on our side, first of all, are smart,” Moore said. “If we ran Al Franken, run Tom Hanks… Who wouldn’t vote for Tom Hanks for President of the United States? Come on. Oprah!”
During the campaign, Moore released a surprise anti-Donald Trump documentary, Michael Moore in TrumpLand, that was supposed to galvanize last-minute support for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. However, an audio clip from the film in which Moore extolled the virtues of Trump’s candidacy was edited from the film and subsequently went viral online among Trump supporters.