Michael Moore is begging President-elect Donald Trump: “Do your job.”
The filmmaker took a moment on Wednesday’s “Late Night” with Seth Meyers to implore the president-elect to “pay attention,” citing reports that Trump has attended only three of the daily security briefings that he has been offered since he won the election.
Moore referenced the infamous Aug. 6, 2001, briefing titled “Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside the United States” that President George W. Bush received while on vacation at his ranch in Texas.
While Moore described Bush at that time as “not engaged,” he said that Trump brings disengagement to another level.
“He’s more engaged with tweeting about ‘SNL’ five hours after the show finishes at 1:00 AM,” Moore said. “And, its like, you’ve got time for that?”
Moore looked directly into the camera to deliver his plea.
“With all due respect, Mr. president-elect, on our behalf, you have to pay attention. You have to attend these briefings,” Moore said. “This is our country. This is our security. This is our safety. You are horsing around with all this nonsense and you are not doing your number one job. And the number one job of the president is to make sure the country is safe.”