Michael Moore’s 2004 film, “Fahrenheit 911,” grossed nearly $120 million and remains his most financially successful movie by a wide margin. It’s safe to say Moore wouldn’t mind reaching those dizzying heights one more time, but he’s starting out back on the ground floor, literally.
As Twitchy reported, Moore on Friday rallied his followers to take to the streets to protest Donald Trump’s election. More accurately, he rallied them to take TO THE STREETS!
Hundreds of thousands will take 2 the streets tonight & this weekend. I will be there. YOU be there too! Hundreds of cities! TO THE STREETS!
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) November 11, 2016
He promised to be there, and he was. And he fell right into his old “just a regular slob fighting the power” routine that dates back to his first movie, “Roger and Me.” On Saturday, he pulled off this amazing stunt: he showed up at Trump Tower and asked to make an appointment. CRAZY.
Michael Moore asks Trump Tower security if he can make an appointment to see Trump pic.twitter.com/4l7g6UzAyW
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) November 12, 2016
Note in the photo that Moore brought who we assume to be his own cameraman and sound guy (that thing’s a handheld boom microphone, not a 10-foot pole with a scrubby sponge, for those who were wondering).
Sure, it’s a non-event; however, will it eventually be the opening scene in the “Donald and Me” movie that Moore almost certainly thinks will draw those “Fahrenheit 911” box office numbers?
It’s 2016 now; if Moore really wants to grab attention again, he should take a cue from the guy who scaled Trump Tower this August using suction cups attached to his hands. A lot of people would pay to see him try that.
Did he get the appointment? Trump’s pretty busy these days, but Moore probably has some time open on his schedule.
— Stephe96 (@Stephe96) November 12, 2016
"Fat tourist underestimated walk from Rockefeller to Central Park. Needs to use bathroom" https://t.co/Lrs1XSWXiV
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) November 12, 2016
— Peg Leg ☠ (@peglegwisdom) November 12, 2016
@JonLemire "Put the bottle away, Mr. Moore. You've already done this shtick."
— David Stewart (@DavidInFlalala) November 12, 2016
— Robert O'Connor (@oconn270) November 12, 2016
— cloud rider (@cloudmasher) November 12, 2016
@JonLemire Should tell him "yes, but you'll have to take stairs to penthouse- elevator can only take so much gross weight."
— Burrrton (@SeahawkBurrrton) November 12, 2016
@JonLemire "Sure, come on up. Floor 67, stairs on the left."
— Harry Bosch (@Bosch3333) November 12, 2016
@JonLemire Sorry Mr. Moore. He has moved to 1600 Pennsylvania, Washington DC.
— Saving Ferris (@StreetDoc_67) November 12, 2016
— EstherB (@aleravrehtse) November 12, 2016
And a taco bowl from Trump Tower Grill, no doubt.
NO Michael Moore you attention whore. GO AWAY
— Julie TrumpLandslide (@RDeplorables) November 12, 2016
— Chris Hall (@ChrisHallUK) November 12, 2016
— DrainTheSwamp (@AsilisArt) November 12, 2016
@jonlemire Ain't nobody got time for dat!
— CyBu (@CyLyBu) November 12, 2016