Over the course of the entire 2016 presidential campaign, most members of the media and political pundits didn't give Donald Trump a realistic shot at success. One man who did, however, warn people of a potential Trump presidency was filmmaker Michael Moore.

Moore on Trump

For more than 20 years, Michael Moore has been a strong voice for American liberals. As a documentary filmmaker, Moore has tackled various topics, including health care, gun control, the Islamic terrorist attacks on 9/11, and capitalism.

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Moore's latest release was titled "Michael Moore in TrumpLand," and was the filmmaker's version of his stand-up show where he discussed the 2016 election. Moore predicted a Donald Trump presidency earlier in the campaign, but not many really believed it was possible. Moore elaborated on these issues during an interview on the December 7 edition of "Late Night with Seth Meyers."

Michael Moore focused on the importance of Donald Trump making sure he takes his job as commander in chief seriously.

Michael Moore on Donald Trump, via YouTube
Michael Moore on Donald Trump, via YouTube

Reports recently revealed that the billionaire real estate mogul had only accepted two intelligence briefings, which caused panic among many, even within his own transition team. "With all due respect Mr. President-elect," Moore said, before adding, "on our behalf, you have to pay attention. You have to attend these briefings."

"This is our safety. You're horsing around with all this nonsense," Michael Moore continued. "You're not doing you're number one job," the filmmaker noted, which he described as making sure that the American people and the country are safe.

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“I beg you, seriously," Moore went on to say, while sending a message to Trump that if he doesn't take the job seriously, Americans "may wind up dead."

Moore went back in time to give a clear example of what could happen when a president doesn't read the intelligence reports that are available to him. "We had this non-engaged President who wasn't reading his briefs," Moore pointed out, in reference to George W.

Bush who was warned on August 6, 2001 that Osama bin Laden was planning on attacking the United States just one month prior to the deadly September 11 attacks.

Moving forward

While millions of Americans are worried about what a Donald Trump administration will bring to the United States, the former host of "The Apprentice" doesn't appear phased by the criticism. Trump is set to be sworn in as the 45th President of the the United State on January 20, and in the meantime will fill out the rest of his cabinet, including the much anticipated announcement about who will become the next Secretary of State.

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