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Trump Slams Michael Moore's One-Man Show; Moore Fires Back

WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/CBS News/AP) -- President Donald Trump this weekend set his sights on a new target: filmmaker and Trump critic Michael Moore.

Trump tweeted: "While not at all presidential I must point out that the Sloppy Michael Moore Show on Broadway was a TOTAL BOMB and was forced to close. Sad!"


Trump criticized the liberal activist on Saturday night, several days after Moore's one-man show, "The Terms of My Surrender," concluded its limited Broadway run on Oct. 22. The show had started in August at the Belasco Theatre, 111 W. 44th St.

Moore quickly fired back, responding in a series of tweets to the president. He commented on topics ranging from Mr. Trump's response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico to special counsel Robert Mueller's grand jury indictment.

"You must have my smash hit of a Broadway show confused with your presidency -- which IS a total bomb and WILL indeed close early. NOT SAD," Moore wrote in one tweet.

Moore also tweeted a photo of the president's son-in-law Jared Kushner, saying "For now, at least, I know I still have one fan in the White House (thx for your unwavering support, Jared!)

The show examined America's current political and cultural landscape, with a focus on Trump administration policies.

In August, Moore led the show's audience to Trump Tower in New York to protest the president's reaction to deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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