Michael Moore is not holding back his opinion on the rift between 2020 presidential hopefuls Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Sanders reportedly made a comment to Warren during a previously undisclosed meeting that a woman could not beat President Donald Trump in November. The pair sparred over the controversy on Tuesday's debate stage, with Sanders denying he ever said it.
The filmmaker, 65, took to Twitter Wednesday to share his thoughts on the drama.
"Elizabeth & Bernie have appeared in my films. I love them both. Why Elizabeth chose to stick a knife in Bernie’s back is beyond me. At a time when job #1 is to remove Trump, how did this help?"
He also shared a link to his "Rumble" podcast, with the new episode titled “The Sad Downfall of Elizabeth Warren.”
In follow-up tweets Thursday, Moore thanked his followers for listening to the podcast episode before imparting a bigger-picture message.
"Whether u believe Warren or not, we all agree on 1 thing: Whether it’s her name on the Dem side of the ballot on November 3rd, or if it’s Bernie (or Uncle Joe or Mayor Pete or Oprah), that’s who we’re voting for. We have 1 shared mission: DUMP TRUMP," he said.
Thx 4 listening 2 my podcast. Whether u believe Warren or not, we all agree on 1 thing: Whether it’s her name on the Dem side of the ballot on November 3rd, or if it’s Bernie (or Uncle Joe or Mayor Pete or Oprah), that’s who we’re voting for. We have 1 shared mission: DUMP TRUMP.— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) January 16, 2020
He continued, "Samantha Bee said it best: 'The things happening off that debate stage are way more terrifying than anything happening on it. If we make enemies of each other now, the fight won’t be about ‘if a woman can ever be president’— it will be if ANYONE else will ever be president again.' "
During the podcast, Moore described Warren as an "intellectual, spiritual guru of all the things that are wrong with capitalism" and a "big thinker" that he's held in "high esteem."
Though he said he "cares deeply" and "is so appreciative" toward both candidates, he said he's been open about endorsing Sanders both now and in 2016.
"There's no way he would say this because there's no way he thinks that," Moore said, defending the Vermont senator. "He's such a supporter of wanting a woman president... he went to (Warren) in 2015 to try to talk her into running for president."
He also described the accusation against Sanders as a "malicious lie."
Moore has long been a vocal Trump critic.
The provocateur takes aim at the president in "Fahrenheit 11/9," his 2018 documentary that strikes at the heart of America's political divides.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Michael Moore slams Elizabeth Warren over Bernie Sanders scandal