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Michael Moore Gives Huge Donation To Theater Depicting Trump’s Assassination

Filmmaker Michael Moore arrives at Republican president-elect Donald Trump’s Trump Tower in New York, U.S. November 12, 2016. (PHOTO: REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)

Michael Moore stepped up his attacks on President Donald Trump with a donation of $10,000 to the New York City Public Theater that produced the adaption of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” depicting the assassination of a Donald Trump-like character

“Right-wing media attacked free showings of Julius Caesar cause they said tone was ‘anti-Trump,’” the 63-year-old filmmaker tweeted Tuesday to his 4.92 million followers. (RELATED: NYT Is Sponsoring An Assassination Depiction Of Donald Trump)

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 24: Michael Moore speaks during the PGA Produced By: New York Conference at Time Warner Center on October 24, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images for Producers Guild of America)

“So Bank of America & Delta dropped funding,” he added before tweeting, “So here’s my donation & sponsorship to The Public’s Shakespeare in the Park in support of their right to free speech.” He included a photo of his check to the theater.

Right-wing media attacked free showings of Julius Caesar cause they said tone was “anti-Trump.” So Bank of America & Delta dropped funding.

— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) June 27, 2017

So here’s my donation & sponsorship to The Public’s Shakespeare in the Park in support of their right to free speech pic.twitter.com/obmzrpJAtD

— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) June 27, 2017

Moore also encouraged others to follow his example and provided a link to his Facebook page about the donation that included a link to the site where they can donate.

“Please join me in supporting Shakespeare in the Park. Stand for free speech. Donate here: http://thepublic.nyc/support https://www.facebook.com/mmflint/posts/10154522944191857:0 …,” Moore tweeted.

Please join me in supporting Shakespeare in the Park. Stand for free speech. Donate here: https://t.co/T2WYaxkcVu https://t.co/uoCPMosdlr

— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) June 27, 2017

“In a time like this, it is important that we stand up against any attempts to censor art or free expression, especially by denying this expression the funding that it needs,” Moore said. “As one who is about to stage my first theatrical event on Broadway, neither I nor anyone else in the theater should feel intimidated by what’s happened here or ever worry about how much control certain sponsors or investors have over our work.”