Fading liberal filmmaker uses opportunity at awards to slam the president
Never missing a political opportunity to slam the president, Moore was supposed to be presenting the Jury Prize but instead appropriated a saying from art master Picasso as a means to criticize Trump, according to Deadline.
“Picasso said ‘Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth,’” Moore said from the stage.
“Or, as we say in America, Trump is the lie that enables us, well, more lying.”
The director added:
“Art in dark times is what has helped save humanity. It’s the arts and the filmmakers who inspired the masses to not give up, to not despair, to think, to laugh at the madness, to mourn the loses, to rise up and defeat the insanity with love.”
Moore, who last year admitted he cries “every day” over the Presidency of Donald Trump and his policies, wastes no time when he is in front of the camera to attack the president.
Moore, earlier this year, surprisingly slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this week suggesting that old white privileged people don’t like giving up power.
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The filmmaker response was to Anand Giridharadas’s tweet:
Nancy Pelosi doesn’t think it’s important to impeach an authoritarian president who threatens American liberty, but she does think it’s important to minimize @AOC and other women of color who won extraordinary victories to Congress as “like five people.
White people. Nobody likes giving up power. And they never see the writing on the wall.
The new day arrives, and no one has the heart to tell them they and their old tired privileged ways are over.
The filmmaker’s response is telling if you put it into a context that his fame and notoriety has been dwindling for many years now.