Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, who has repeatedly accused President Trump of colluding with Russia to win the 2016 election, unknowingly colluded with Russians himself, reports say.
Last week’s indictment of 13 Russian nationals and 3 Russian entities by a federal grand jury in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation revealed that the foreign actors organized anti-Trump events after the presidential election, including one attended by Michael Moore, Fox News reports.
Moore’s unwitting involvement in Russian-linked meddling prompted Fox Business’ David Asman to say that the filmmaker is “not just a tool, he’s a tool of Russian propaganda.”
Commentator Michelle Malkin mused that Moore has been “revealed as an unwitting tool and fool of the Russian-sponsored resistance.”
According to Friday’s indictment announcement, the goal of the Russians was to “sow discord in the US political system.”
The defendants’ activities included “disinformation” campaigns and social media and organizing political rallies.
Two events were of an anti-Trump nature. One was held on Nov. 19, 2016 in Charlotte, N.C. and the other a week earlier in New York City.
The latter, titled “Trump is NOT my President,” was attended by Moore, who joined approximately 25,000 protesters and debated voters outside Trump Tower.
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) November 13, 2016
Moore has frequently alleged that President Trump colluded with Russia.
In a Facebook rant last year, the filmmaker said “It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what was going on: TRUMP COLLUDING WITH THE RUSSIANS TO THROW THE ELECTION TO HIM.”
Before members of the electoral cast their votes, Moore made an appeal that they discard votes set to go to then-President-elect Trump because he had allegedly been aided by the Kremlin.
“I know you HAVE to be full of worry and consternation over the way Russia hacked into our election in order to help Trump,” Moore write.
The anti-Trump figure’s participation in the Russia-sponsored rally was mocked across Twitter.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) February 20, 2018
Just heard that Michael Moore participated in an anti Trump Rally thrown by the Russians. Where did he get the tickets to attend? Was it from the DNC, Hillary Clinton or her campaign? Just asking……. pic.twitter.com/pwRzyhcWNw
— Diamond and Silk® (@DiamondandSilk) February 20, 2018
“Michael Moore” is a Russian bot.
— For Andrew (@Ben_Benghazi) February 20, 2018
So Michael Moore is one of those who “unwittingly” colluded with the Russians? That makes sense since Michael Moore is sadly lacking any wit at all.
— Carol Wood (@LadyChesapeake) February 20, 2018
So, are the media, Hollywood and athletes going to admit that their perception that the country is outraged by Trump all the time was faked and exaggerated by Russian instigators?
— Hawkfire (@AHawkfire) February 20, 2018
Michael Moore should be sent to Russia for a few years. Then to North Korea and taste the “good” llife
— Tanya Talanczuk (@TTalanczuk) February 20, 2018
They were probably offering free doughnuts
— Billy Murphy (@BillyMurphy4) February 20, 2018