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Michael Moore wants Matt Damon as next US president

MUMBAI: Though he hasn‘t passed any official comment on the word going around that he should be the next US president, people from the film industry have started airing their views on Matt Damon being the next president.


Last weekend, documentary maker Michael Moore, participating in a panel discussion, aired his thoughts on the Bourne star as a likely candidate for the White House. "I think that he has been very courageous in not caring about who he offends by saying the things that need to be said here," the filmmaker said.
 
Talking upon Damon‘s likely presidentisl candidature, Moore said, "Republicans have shown the way in the presidential campaign trail. Sometimes even when you run an actor, you win. And I guess I only throw his name out there because I‘d like us to start thinking that way."


Though many who have seen Damon in the Bourne trilogy, may not doubt his commitment to the cause, but the actor is long known for his political activism.During the 2008 US presidential campaign he backed Barack Obama and dismissed Sarah Palin‘s story as "a bad Disney movie".


But in recent times Damon has spoken of Obama, stating that the President has "misinterpreted his mandate" and "doubled down on a lot of things" including education.


Matt Damon has made no official comment on whether he would run for the presidency or not.

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