Filmmaker Michael Moore said in a new interview that there is only one candidate up to the challenge to “crush” President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Oversight Committee requests documents from CBP Facebook groups Young Turks host says Marianne Williamson proved why she ‘deserves’ to be on debate stage White House calls trade talks with China ‘constructive’ MORE in 2020, “and her last name rhymes with Obama.”
“In fact, it is Obama — Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMeghan Markle to interview Michelle Obama as guest editor of British Vogue Michelle Obama shares tribute to Baltimore step team after Trump calls city’s district ‘disgusting’ Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal MORE,” Moore said on MSNBC. “Everybody watching this right now knows she is a beloved American and she would go in there and she would beat him.”
Moore said it is not enough to have a Democratic candidate who will defeat Trump, noting that his 2016 Democratic opponent, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHours after Trump retweet, Twitter account suspended The real reason Democrats defend Baltimore Trump pick Scalia becomes 2020 target for labor unions MORE, won 3 million more votes nationwide.
“The only way to remove trump is to crush Trump. And that’s the question that has to be asked, who can crush Trump? Who’s the street fighter?” Moore said.
He said four of the Democratic presidential candidates — former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenO’Rourke predicts Democrats ‘can win Texas’ away from Trump in 2020 CNN roasted over debate production, format: ‘A disservice to serious people’ The Hill’s Morning Report – Progressives, centrists clash in lively Democratic debate MORE, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenYoung Turks host says Marianne Williamson proved why she ‘deserves’ to be on debate stage Romney calls Sanders ‘all hat, no cattle’ after Democratic debate Delaney fires back at Warren after debate: She ‘doesn’t want to defend’ her policies MORE (D-Mass.), Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersYoung Turks host says Marianne Williamson proved why she ‘deserves’ to be on debate stage Romney calls Sanders ‘all hat, no cattle’ after Democratic debate O’Rourke predicts Democrats ‘can win Texas’ away from Trump in 2020 MORE (I-Vt.) and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisO’Rourke predicts Democrats ‘can win Texas’ away from Trump in 2020 CNN roasted over debate production, format: ‘A disservice to serious people’ The Hill’s Morning Report – Progressives, centrists clash in lively Democratic debate MORE (D-Calif.) — could beat Trump. But he said that is not enough.
Obama, he said, would be able to crush Trump.
“She would beat him in the debates, he wouldn’t be able to bully her, he wouldn’t be able to nickname her,” he said.
Moore cited Obama’s popular tour for her memoir “Becoming.”
“She takes the stage and she’s so powerful and so good you just look at that and think of course she could win,” he said.
Obama, however, is not among the vast field of two dozen Democrats looking to face Trump in 2020.
“Well, has anyone asked her?” Moore said. “If asked to serve, I believe she would serve.”
Obama is the most admired woman in the world, according to a July YouGov poll, beating out Oprah WinfreyOprah Gail Winfrey5 takeaways from combative Democratic debate Huckabee trolls Williamson, quips he might support her: ‘She’s got the groove!’ Marianne Williamson: I am not a ‘wacky new-age nutcase’ MORE, Angelina Jolie and Queen Elizabeth II.
A former lawyer and University of Chicago dean, she has made no indication that she intends to run for the presidency or any other office.
The Obamas are likely to hold out on endorsing a candidate until one is chosen by the party.
A spokesperson for the Obamas did not immediately respond to a request for comment.