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Michael Moore Declares That Donald Trump 'Won' The Debate

Yes, that Michael Moore.

29/09/2016 1:09 AM AEST | Updated 30/09/2016 1:59 AM AEST
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"We all lost," Michael Moore tweeted after Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton debated on Monday.

While he’s no fan of Donald Trump, liberal documentary filmmaker Michael Moore says the GOP presidential nominee won Monday’s debate against Hillary Clinton.

“It’s over,” the Oscar-winning director wrote in a tweet that is still causing a media ripple

Moore used a football analogy to warn Clinton supporters against celebrating what many saw as a victory for their candidate.

Moore had already predicted that Trump would win the election in a blog for The Huffington Post. But his latest declaration that the real estate mogul had scored an important victory in the race for the presidency grabbed headlines left and right.

The filmmaker praised Clinton for her performance and noted her “exquisite sense of humor” on Wednesday. But he also asked the Clinton faithful if they’d personally taken action to advance her cause: “If not, she lost,” he wrote.

Of course, Moore has been wrong before. In 2012, he predicted that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney would defeat President Barack Obama.

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

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