Michael Moore has sent Republican presidential
candidate Donald Trump a letter chastising him on
his recent anti-Muslim statements and his call to
"ban all Muslims from coming to the United States".
In his letter, which he posted on his Facebook page
on Wednesday night, Moore said Trump's anti-
Muslim statements "were made in depression and
Moore also published a picture of himself in front of
Trump Tower in New York with the caption "We are
During his campaign stops, Trump called for a "total
and complete" block on all Muslims entering the US
and an end to Muslim immigration to the country.
Trump is the current frontrunner among the
Republican candidates seeking the party nomination
for the presidency of the United States.
In the letter, Moore reminded Trump that the US
today is no longer a country of "angry white guys",
that the future US president will be chosen by more
diverse voters and that "fortunately" the US no
longer looks like Trump or his supporters.
Addressing Trump, Moore said: "Here's a statistic
that is going to make your hair spin: 81 percent of
the electorate who will pick the president next year
are either female, people of colour, or young people
between the ages of 18 and 35... In other words, not
you" or "the people who want you leading their
Moore went on to say that he was raised to believe
in equality of people as brothers and sisters,
regardless of race, colour and religion.
He added that "we are all Muslim, just as we are all
Mexican, we are all Catholic and Jewish and white
and black and every shade in between".
Moore is known for his documentary films that
criticised US gun laws, globalisation, the Iraq war
and the US healthcare system.
He has been awarded several awards for his work,
including an Academy Award for "Bowling for
Columbine", the 2002 film that examined the
Columbine high school massacre in Colorado. Source (Aljazeera)