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Filmmaker and liberal firebrand Michael Moore shot back at Donald Trump this weekend after the president slammed Moore’s anti-Trump Broadway show as a “total bomb” and falsely said it was forced to close

By Oliver Gettell
October 29, 2017 07:35 PM
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Credit: Mandatory Credit: Photo by AP/REX/Shutterstock (9008129e) The Academy Award-winner, Michael Moore, staring in the one-man show "The Terms of My Surrender," pose for a portrait, at the Belasco Theatre in New York. Moore's show frequently targets President Donald Trump and his administration People Michael Moore, New York, USA - 17 Aug 2017

Filmmaker and liberal firebrand Michael Moore shot back at Donald Trump this weekend after the president slammed Moore’s anti-Trump Broadway show as a “total bomb” and falsely said it was forced to close.

“You must have my smash hit of a Broadway show confused with your presidency — which IS a total bomb and WILL indeed close early,” Moore wrote in a Twitter thread Saturday night. He added, “NOT SAD.”

Moore’s show, The Terms of My Surrender, was billed as a 12-week limited engagement when it was first announced in May. Previews began July 28 at the Belasco Theatre, the show officially opened Aug. 12, and it ended Oct. 22. All told, Terms grossed $4.2 million and was seen by 74,484 people, according to the Broadway League. In other words, it wasn’t a “total bomb,” nor was it quite a “smash hit.”

Moore, who has long been an outspoken Trump critic, went on to criticize his tumultuous presidency.

“Today, 1 U.S. service member was killed & 6 injured in our never-ending war in Afghanistan. You,our President, are not even aware of this,” Moore tweeted. “You ARE aware I’m a “B’way star” & I guess this bothers you more. SAD. … Prosecutor Mueller’s GrandJury has just approved the 1st criminal indictments of your administration. R u trying 2 distract us from this?”

Read his full thread below.

Moore later shared a message on Facebook Sunday evening, beginning his long post with the words “From the President who declared “Hamilton” to be “highly overrated” comes another insane Trump tweet (this one lying about my Broadway show!) — and beginning with these never-before-heard and soon-to-be-classic Trumpian words: “While not at all presidential I must point out…”

This article originally appeared on Ew.com