Michael Moore was forced to reclaim the microphone after a Parkland shooting survivor made confused claims onstage at the Toronto International Film Festival.
David Hogg, who just turned 18 in April, has had a crash course in politics, lobby money, the intricacies of the inner-workings of the NRA, and how to begin a powerful movement for gun-control since surviving the Marjory Stoneman Douglas massacre in February.
On stage Friday, the renowned documentarian had to correct Hogg as he misspoke on Canadians being able to donate to American elections.
After the screening of Moore’s anti-Trump ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ Hogg took the mic and gave a short speech but shortly after the director was forced to take back the mic.
‘I have a question for you guys,’ Hogg said. ‘Who’s ready to save America?’
The audience cheered.
‘Who’s ready to make America the country we say it is on paper, and make it the actual country that it wants to be?’ he led on.
Hogg said it was unfair that minorities that had served their time, couldn’t vote because of their prior convictions.
‘Um,’ he continued, turning to Moore, ‘I think Canadians can donate to political campaigns in the United States.’
Moore shook his head in disagreement.
‘They can’t?’ Hogg asked.
‘So uh, no, they can’t give us money,’ Moore told Hogg.
‘Well, uh, vote here,’ he said, causing the audience to laugh as he covered-up for his still very much budding knowledge base on the complexities of American politics.