President Donald Trump has reacted to filmmaker Michael Moore's Broadway show poking fun at his administration by launching a Twitter spat, to which Moore responded in a series of tweets, accusing the president of trying to distract the public from Afghanistan, Puerto Rico and the Russian Federation probe.
"Sad!" Trump criticized the liberal activist on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, several days after Moore's one-man show, "The Terms of My Surrender", concluded its limited Broadway run on Oct. 22.
Moore, after noticing the president's tweet, launched into a tweetstorm of his own, typing out a thread of eleven posts explaining to the president that the play did in fact close on time, and enumerating a number of national issues that Trump should be focusing his energies on instead of Moore's show. It was not, however, "forced to close", as the president erroneously insisted.
Moore responds on Twitter with an avalanche of biting retorts. It was billed as a 12-week limited engagement, and it completed its run.
"Today, 1 US service member was killed & 6 injured in our never-ending war in Afghanistan".
Earlier this summer Moore announced he was working on a movie about Trump, titled "Fahrenheit 11/9", a reference to his famous film "Fahrenheit 9/11", about the George W. Bush presidency and the war on terrorism. "You ARE aware I'm a "B'way star" & I guess this bothers you more. SAD".
"Prosecutor (Robert) Mueller's Grand Jury has just approved the 1st criminal indictments of your administration". It's all you know how to do.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has set his sights on a new target: filmmaker and Trump critic Michael Moore.