DETROIT (WWJ) - Controversial Michigan filmmaker Michael Moore says President Barack Obama is not the person he campaigned for in 2008.
Speaking with Richard Bacon of the BBC, Moore described the President’s first term in office as “heart-breaking” and a “disappointment.”
“He did not come into office like I hoped that he would, to do what Franklin Roosevelt did in his first few months where he came in and said, you know, ‘I’m in charge, this is the way we’re doing things, if you don’t like it, throw me out of office,’” Moore said.
Moore said Obama spent the past three years “running the ball in the wrong direction” before making somewhat of a turnaround with a jobs bill and other economic plans.
“Barack Obama came in and said ‘What can I do to help you?’ and every time he attempted to help the Republicans, they just shut the door in his face. He inherited a horrible situation but he spent three years, if we could just go back to the sports analogy, you know, running the ball in the wrong direction,” Moore said.
Moore adds that in the final year of Obama’s presidency, “He’s actually come alive… putting forth jobs bills that make sense now.”