Filmmaker Michael Moore says Donald Trump's ignorance will 'get a lot of innocent people killed'

Filmmaker Michael Moore visiting Trump Tower in New York, Nov 12, 2016.
Filmmaker Michael Moore visiting Trump Tower in New York, Nov 12, 2016.PHOTO: REUTERS

Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore has blasted Donald Trump in a lengthy Facebook post, saying that the US President-elect "is going to get a lot of innocent people killed".

Oscar-winning Moore, who successfully predicted in August that Trump would win the election, says the billionaire and reality TV star will prove to be an unsuitable and dangerous leader.

He takes aim at Trump’s claim that he has only attended "two or three" security briefings since his election win.

“Most would agree the #1 job of the leader of any country is to keep its people safe,” Moore wrote in a post entitled "Donald Trump is going to get us killed”

“There is no more important meeting every day for the president than the one where he learns what the day’s potential threats are to the country. 

"That Trump would find it too cumbersome or too annoying to have to sit through 20 minutes of listening to his top intelligence people tell him who’s trying to kill us today, simply boggles the mind.”

Trump has said he doesn’t need daily intelligence briefings as he’s a “smart" person.

He recently explained on Fox News: “You know, I think I’m smart. I don’t need to hear the same thing over and over each day for eight years.”

But Moore believes this is an even more dangerous version of the mentality that led the Bush administration to overlook warning signs for 9/11 — and that what he considers to be Trump’s determined ignorance will get Americans killed, said Time magazine.

“It’s one thing to have a president who was asleep at the wheel. But, my friends, it’s a whole other thing to now have a president-elect who REFUSES TO EVEN GET BEHIND THE WHEEL! 

"This utter neglect of duty, a daily snub at the people who work to protect us, the first Commander-in-Chief to literally be AWOL and announcing proudly he isn’t going to change — this, I assure you, is going to get a lot of innocent people killed.”

Moore's latest film, Michael Moore In TrumpLand, is a critique on the President-elect.

Trump's love of Twitter comes in for criticism too in the post.

"He can get up at 5 in the morning and send angry, childish tweets about how he's being portrayed on SNL ('Not funny! Unwatchable!'), or belittling the local elected union leader in Indiana, but he doesn't have time to hear about the threats to our national security."

Moore believes another terrorist attack will occur, and that when it does, Americans “will see Donald Trump acting quickly to blame everyone but himself".

"He will suspend constitutional rights. He will round up anyone he deems a threat. He will declare war, and his Republican Congress will back him. And no one will remember that he wasn’t paying attention to the growing threat.”