They are the bad boys of the right and left known for their no holds barred approach, and Michael Moore and Steve Bannon almost pulled off an unlikely coup.
Bannon seriously considering appearing in Moore's new film Fahrenheit 11/9 a direct and hard hitting attack on Trump's policies in America today.
Bannon considered it and met for two hours with Moore but pulled back from appearing on camera. Nonetheless, Moore says it was a worthwhile gambit.
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Moore said he wanted Bannon to answer one question. “We wanted Steve Bannon to answer that first question in the film: ‘How the f–k did this happen?’” the liberal gadfly told guests.
“It took a long time. We finally got him to come over, no cameras . . . He said he wanted to talk to me first. And we talked to him for two hours.”
“He said something very profound to us, and it changed us and it changed the course of the film,” Moore said of Bannon. “I asked him, ‘How did you pull this [Trump’s election] off?’ And he said, ‘It’s a very easy answer. Our side, we go for the head wound. Your side, you have pillow fights.’”
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Moore continued, “That so f–ked us up to hear him say that . . . watching him smirk as he said it. As soon as he left, we decided to watch the film . . . and put the pillow fight filter.”
“It’s amazing how we talk as liberals. We always want to be nice and maybe be fair,” Moore explained.