By Jessica Sager
Published May 26, 2019
When Moore presented the Jury Prize to France’s "Les Miserables" and Brazil’s "Bacurau," he told the audience (via Deadline), “Picasso said, ‘Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.’ Or, as we say in America, 'Trump is the lie that enables us, well, more lying.'”
The "Fahrenheit 11/9" director added, “Art in dark times is what has helped saved humanity. It’s the arts and the filmmakers who inspired the masses to not give up, to not despair, to think, to laugh at the madness, to mourn the losses, to rise up and defeat the insanity with love.”
It's far from the first time the Michigan native has blasted Trump.
“Sadly, Trump is not going to leave. He plans to be reelected, he loves the term ‘president for life,’" Moore said at the time. "The only way that we’re going to stop this is eventually we’re all going to have to put our bodies on the line. You’re going to have to be willing to do this.”
Moore previously said Trump could be America's "last president," telling MSNBC's Chris Hayes, “I think it’s possible, absolutely. I think that we have someone in the White House who has no respect for the rule of law, who dislikes democracy by an incredible degree, which doesn’t make him really any that much different from other billionaires or CEOs because their businesses are not democracies.”
Fox News' Brian Flood and Tyler McCarthy contributed to this report.