Staunch Trump critic and filmmaker, Michael Moore backtracked his previous statements that President Donald Trump had a huge chance of winning the upcoming 2020 general elections. Instead, Moore declared that there was no way the President could win the election unless he “cheats.”

On Friday, Moore appeared on the “Real Time with Bill Maher,” where he expressed his concern that Trump might have been making backdoor negotiations to stay at the White House. The filmmaker suggested, “The only way they are going to pull it off is if he’s able to cancel the election or postpone it.” He continued, “That is what we’re going to have to fight against because I’m certain that is what is going on in his head right now.”

He then went on to claim that even if former Vice-President and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden might win by 5 million votes, he can still lose the Electoral College as long as Trump had a higher turnaround. He likened the possible scenario to the 2016 Presidential elections, in which former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lost to the Electoral College.

Moore went on to claim that Trump was scared to implement the nationwide “vote-by-mail” system believing that if voting becomes more accessible to the public, the Republican party is definitely “going to lose.” He explained that the majority of the American public did not support the Republican agenda and went on to describe GOP supporters as climate deniers, and people who do not believe in workplace equality. “The only way Republicans can win, and this has been true for a few elections, is to cheat, is to somehow game it, rig it, do whatever they need to do,” Moore concluded.

However, Moore marched to a different tone in February of 2019. In fact, In an interview for a left-wing organization, Democracy Now, he claimed that if the election had been conducted “today,” Moore predicted that Trump is going to win the electoral states seeing how he was able to maintain a level of support and momentum. He even added that the support had become increasingly “rabid” than it had ever been before. This comes off as bad news for the rest of the Democratic party.

The filmmaker also reminded Dem supporters not to give the Republican party another “Hillary Clinton.” He believed that if people wanted moderation, they should try not to upset the “angry white guys.” He believed that a lot of Americans had veered away from the Democratic party due to undelivered promises and sending off another “Republican-like Democrat.”

As a response, Trump shared an article to Breitbart News in which Moore claimed that Biden does not have the “necessary enthusiasm” to beat the President. In a Vanity Fair interview, the Academy Award-winning director claimed that in a desperate attempt, the Democratic party “ditched” the former Vice President back in January, and changed debate rules to let billionaire and former New York Gov. Michael Bloomberg.

Trump then gave a nudge to Moore, who had successfully predicted that the President would win in 2016. “Well, he was right in 2016, and we do have great enthusiasm. Many say, done a fantastic job! DJT,” Trump wrote.