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    People wait in line outside the IFC Theater before the debut of a surprise documentary about Republican nominee Donald Trump titled TrumpLand by US filmmaker Michael Moore in New York on October 18, 2016

    Controversial Anti-Trump Film Claims Top Spot on iTunes

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    Ten days after its release, "Michael Moore in TrumpLand" was the best-selling film on iTunes, the US film-maker announced on Sunday.

    Film director and producer Michael Moore, famous for the films Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine, announced that his latest effort remains at the top of iTunes' list of best-sellers over a week after its release.

    The film is called "Michael Moore in TrumpLand," and depicts Moore trying to persuade an audience in Ohio that Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton is a better candidate for the presidency than Republican Donald Trump.

    The filmmaker asks Ohioans about their objections to Hillary, and then tries to respond to their allegations. The audience made accusations about Hillary's actions with regard to Benghazi, Iraq and the Clinton Foundation, to name a few. 

    ​They also called her untrustworthy, and said that she flip-flops on key issues, according to entertainment website Deadline.com.

    News website Breitbart reported that Moore sought to explain Trump's appeal among disenchanted voters.

    "Every beaten-down, nameless, forgotten working stiff who used to be part of what was called the middle class loves Trump," Moore said.

    "He is the human Molotov cocktail that they’ve been waiting for," whose election "is going to be the biggest f*ck you ever recorded in human history," the filmmaker said.

    Moore's stand-up show took place in the US swing state Ohio, where the latest opinion polls give Trump a 1.2 percent lead over his rival

    Ohio is one of a handful of key "battleground" states, which tend to swing between Democrat and Republican, making voters' preferences there vital to the outcome of the presidential election on November 8.


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