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Michael Moore's 5-Point 'To-Do List' Following Donald Trump's Election Is Rallying Democrats

'Trump's victory is no surprise.'

10/11/2016 10:35 | Updated 10 November 2016

Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore’s five-point plan for Americans struggling to come to terms with Donald Trump’s presidential election win has really hit a cord with disgruntled voters. 

Moore’s to-do list, which was posted on Facebook on Wednesday, has already been shared more than 170,000 times.

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Michael Moore has compiled a to-do list for Democrats following Donald Trump's win

Tuesday’s election results were a deep blow for the Democratic Party, with the Republicans now having control of the Senate and the House of Representatives, as well as the White House.

Moore’s plan offers a blueprint for how Democrats can pick themselves back up and fight for their causes.

Below is the plan in its entirety:

Morning After To-Do List:

1. Take over the Democratic Party and return it to the people. They have failed us miserably.

2. Fire all pundits, predictors, pollsters and anyone else in the media who had a narrative they wouldn’t let go of and refused to listen to or acknowledge what was really going on. Those same bloviators will now tell us we must “heal the divide” and “come together.” They will pull more hooey like that out of their ass in the days to come. Turn them off.

3. Any Democratic member of Congress who didn’t wake up this morning ready to fight, resist and obstruct in the way Republicans did against President Obama every day for eight full years must step out of the way and let those of us who know the score lead the way in stopping the meanness and the madness that’s about to begin.

4. Everyone must stop saying they are “stunned” and “shocked.” What you mean to say is that you were in a bubble and weren’t paying attention to your fellow Americans and their despair. YEARS of being neglected by both parties, the anger and the need for revenge against the system only grew. Along came a TV star they liked whose plan was to destroy both parties and tell them all “You’re fired!” Trump’s victory is no surprise. He was never a joke. Treating him as one only strengthened him. He is both a creature and a creation of the media and the media will never own that.

5. You must say this sentence to everyone you meet today: “HILLARY CLINTON WON THE POPULAR VOTE!” The MAJORITY of our fellow Americans preferred Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump. Period. Fact. If you woke up this morning thinking you live in an effed-up country, you don’t. The majority of your fellow Americans wanted Hillary, not Trump. The only reason he’s president is because of an arcane, insane 18th-century idea called the Electoral College. Until we change that, we’ll continue to have presidents we didn’t elect and didn’t want. You live in a country where a majority of its citizens have said they believe there’s climate change, they believe women should be paid the same as men, they want a debt-free college education, they don’t want us invading countries, they want a raise in the minimum wage and they want a single-payer true universal health care system. None of that has changed. We live in a country where the majority agree with the “liberal” position. We just lack the liberal leadership to make that happen (see: #1 above).

Moore’s note has been widely-praised on social media where it has been ‘liked’ more than 370,000 times and received 17,000 comments.

Democrats thanked Moore for his note, saying they were “devastated” by Trump’s win.

This week Trump became the 45th president of the US.

His election saw stock markets tank, the dollar plunge and many commentators compare the result to ‘Brexit’ and the anti-Establishment anger that fuelled Britain’s exit from the EU.

In his victory speech at Trump Tower in New York - given after Hillary Clinton had conceded in a phone call to her rival - he said it was “time for us to come together as one united people”, and promised to reach out to opponents for “your guidance and help”.

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