Always up for stirring the pot, the Oscar-winning director has been busy this political season with his comments on how women in US politics have "fake power," standing outside of Trump Tower with a sign that read "We are all Muslim," and now, he's written an open letter to the presidential Republican nominee's daughter, Ivanka.
For the site Alternet, Moore tells Ivanka, "I'm writing to you because your dad is not well," and says he needs an "intervention."
"I believe only you can conduct it," Moore wrote.
Ivanka Trump through the years:
Ivanka Trump through the years
Ivanka Trump through the years
Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump, and guest (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Donald Trump and Daughter Ivanka Trump at the Plaza Hotel in New York City, New York (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Donald Trump and Daughter Ivanka during Grand Opening of The Harley Davidson Cafe at Harley Davidson Cafe in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Fabio, Ivanka Trump, Ivana Trump, Eric Trump, and Riccardo Mazzucchelli (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
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Donald Trump, Robert Trump, and Ivanka Trump during Donald Trump 50th Birthday Party at Trump Tower in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Low-angle portrait of American businessman Donald Trump and his daughter, Ivanka, as they pose together under a tent at the Mercedes Benz Polo Match, Bridgehampton, New York, 1997. (Photo by Rose Hartman/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 05: Ivanka Trump backstage on cell phone at the Jill Stuart Fashion Show at Chelsea Piers. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Ivanka Trump during Valentine's Day And Birthday Party For Ivanka Trump at Chaos in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Ivana Trump and Ivanka Trump (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
ASCOT, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 21: Ivana And Ivanka Trump At Ascot Races In Berkshire (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
395848 01: *** EXCLUSIVE *** (ITALY OUT) Super model Ivanka Trump walking her dog Tyler on Madison Avenue October 14, 2001 in New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 08: Ivanka Trump at the World Premiere of 'The Sweetest Thing' starring Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate, Selma Blair, Jason Bateman and Parker Posey in New York, United States on April 08, 2002. (Photo by David LEFRANC/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 23: Ivanka Trump, wearing a Douglas Hannant gown, poses for a portrait June 23, 2002 in New York City. (Photo by Richard Greene/Getty Images)
Ivanka Trump and Ivana Trump (Photo by Djamilla Rosa Cochran/WireImage)
Director/producer Jamie Johnson and Ivanka Trump during 2003 Sundance Film Festival - 'Born Rich' Outdoor Portraits at Main Street Park City in Park City, Utah, United States. (Photo by Randall Michelson/WireImage)
Ivanka Trump during 2003 Park City - The Village at The Lift at The Village at The Lift in Park City, Utah, United States. (Photo by L. Busacca/WireImage)
Ivanka Trump during Born Rich - New York Premiere at The Screening Room in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK - APRIL 26: (U.S. TABLOIDS AND HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT) Ivanka Trump attends the 'Dangerous Liasons: The Art of Seduction' The Metropolitan Museums Costume Institute Benefit Gala April 26, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 10: Socialite Ivanka Trump and guest attend The Paris Review Foundation Presents Fall Revel Honoring William Styron at Cipriani November 10, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Ivanka Trump during American Museum of Natural History Annual Winter Dance at American Museum of Natural History in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Lawrence Lucier/FilmMagic)
Vanessa Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump (Photo by Mychal Watts/WireImage)
Ivanka Trump during Olympus Fashion Week Fall 2006 - Carolina Herrera - Front Row and Backstage at Bryant Park in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
Ivanka Trump during The Cinema Society and The Wall Street Journal Weekend Edition Host a Screening of 'Babel' at Tribeca Grand Screening Room in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jason Kempin/FilmMagic)
Ivanka Trump (Photo by John Sciulli/WireImage)
PALM BEACH, FL - JANUARY 27: Junior Chairwoman, Ivanka Trump attends the 50th Annual International Red Cross Ball at Mar A Lago on January 27, 2007 in Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 13: Ivanka Trump attends The American Museum of Natural History's Annual Winter Dance on February 13, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 07: Ivanka Trump attends the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala 'Poiret: King Of Fashion' at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - MARCH 4: Real Estate developer Ivanka Trump walks in stunning style to the Regis and Kelly Show at ABC Studios on the Upper West Side on March 4, 2008 in New York City, New York. The daughter of billionaire Donald Trump and Ivana Trump looked very chic as she walked through New York City. (Photos by Christopher Peterson/BuzzFoto.com) ***FEE MUST BE AGREED PRIOR TO USAGE *** Buzz Foto LLC http://www.buzzfoto.com/ 1112 Montana Ave suite 80 Santa Monica CA 90403 1 310 441 4464 1 310 980 8822
NEW YORK - JUNE 26: Ivanka Trump attends Town & Country celebration for the July 2008 Cover with Ivanka Trump at Hearst Tower on June 26, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 19: Ivanka Trump attends the Brian Reyes Fall 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in the Promenade at Bryant Park on February 19, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for IMG)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 14: Ivanka Trump promotes 'The Trump Card: Playing To Win In Work And Life' at Barnes & Noble 5th Avenue on October 14, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 133 -- Airdate 10/15/2009 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jimmy Fallon plays beer pong with Ivanka Trump on October 15, 2009 (Photo by Tracy Leeds/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Ivanka Trump appears on NBC News' 'Today' show (Photo by Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump attend the Costume Institute Gala Benefit to celebrate the opening of the 'American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity' exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 3, 2010 in New York City.
Kai Madison Trump,Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. attend the 4th annual Eric Trump Foundation Golf Invitational at the Trump National Golf Club Westchester on September 14, 2010 in Briarcliff Manor, New York.
NEW YORK CITY - JUNE 23: Ivanka Trump sighting on June 23, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Peterson/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: TV personality Ivanka Trump films an interview at the 'Celebrity Apprentice' set in Madison Square Park on October 31, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Ivanka Trump and Kristin Cavallari attend the Dennis Basso Fall 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the The Stage at Lincoln Center on February 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/WireImage)
MIAMI, FL - MARCH 08: Ivanka Trump looks on after the announcement of the purchase by the Trump Organization of the Doral Hotel & Country Club prior to the start of the first round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship on the TPC Blue Monster at Doral Golf Resort and Spa on March 8, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Ron Elkman/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 17: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump attend the Vanity Fair Party during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival at the State Supreme Courthouse on April 17, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
ALL-STAR CELEBRITY APPRENTICE -- Episode 1301 -- Pictured: (l-r) Piers Morgan, Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC)
Ivanka Trump, daughter of billionaire real estate developer Donald J. Trump and executive vice president of development and acquisitions for Trump Organization LLC, center, attends the annual benefit of the Gracie Mansion Conservancy at Gracie Mansion in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Gracie Mansion Conservancy raises funds privately to support the upkeep of the house. Photographer: Amanda Gordon/Bloomberg via Getty Images
PALM BEACH, FL - JANUARY 05: Ivanka Trump, Arabella Rose Kushner, and Jared Kushner attend the 2014 Trump Invitational Grand Prix at The Mar-a-Lago Club on January 5, 2014 in Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/Getty Images for 2014 Trump Invitational Grand Prix)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Pregnant Ivanka Trump sighting on August 21, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: Ivanka Trump attends the 2015 amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on February 11, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: Anna Wintour, Anthony Weiner and Ivanka Trump attend the 2015 amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on February 11, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Tachman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump attend the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 16: Ivanka Trump speaks during the Donald Trump presidential announcement at Trump Tower on June 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Sands/Getty Images)
Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trumps wife Melania Trump (R) and daughter Ivanka look at a smart phone after the Republican Presidential debate sponsored by Fox Business and the Republican National Committee at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center in Charleston, South Carolina on January 14, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pats his expecting daughter Ivanka Trump while celebrating victory in the South Carolina primary in Spartanburg, South Carolina, February 20, 2016. Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump grabbed a big win in the South Carolina primary, capturing about a third of the votes, according to early counts, but all major networks projected Trrump the winner. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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He goes on to say that Ivanka's father "has encouraged and given permission to the unhinged and the deranged to essentially assassinate Hillary Clinton," following the 2nd Amendment comment Trump made earlier this week.
"I say this with the utmost kindness, care, and concern for you, and I know you will do the right thing," Moore said. "Bring him in, off the road, away from the crowds. Now. Tonight."
Moore then included the below script that he says Ivanka should use when talking to her father. Moore states that his good friend, a former counselor and social worker named Jeff Gibbs, suggested he include it in the letter:
"Dad, we need to have a chat. Are you feeling okay? Do you have a minute? Please sit down. Because this isn't going to be easy. No, I am not pregnant. No, what is going on is... is... I am really, really worried about my father. About you.
"Dad, I owe everything to you. You've built an empire, a brand and a business for the ages. You have taken care of me, inspired me and, through your example, have made me who I am: a self-confident, honest-to-a-flaw, woman.
"But Dad, I am deeply worried. You haven't been yourself lately. The father I know is not a hater, not someone who encourages violence. Dad, you used to be A LIBERAL. You raised me as a liberal! The Clintons were your friends—Chelsea is one of my best friends! And now you're joking that Hillary should be assassinated? Really?
"Dad, I hate to say this, but you're making me scared, you're making my friends scared, and you're scaring the whole country.
"Dad... Dad, sit down! They'll wait. I am not finished. Don't get angry. Try to listen.
"Yes, I know they love it, the crowd goes wild. But not for YOU. They don't love YOU. They love the show that you put on. But people who hunger for red meat will turn on you in a minute. No, they don't love you. I love you. I will always love you. And I see you hurting yourself—and you're hurting ME, Dad.
"Don't get upset! You're still the handsomest billionaire I know. I will always love you. Melania will always love you. Vladimir will always love you... OK, maybe that wasn't funny. But you get my point. This running for president thing is destroying the dad I have known and loved. And honestly, you and I both know you didn't really want this job to begin with! You just wanted to make a point. OK, well, POINT MADE! You did it! Now, let's stop and get some help.
"I am asking you, right now, to give it up. To leave the race. Let that nice man from Indiana run things. Your place in history is secure. You need to withdraw. Move on, for your sake, for the country's sake, for my sake.
"The man who raised me was the man who, for no charge, built a huge ice rink in Central Park for all the people to use! You struck deals with some of the biggest assholes on the planet in finance and politics and yet remained friends, mostly. You built a family that loves you. I want that dad back! And I worry that, if you don't stop now, neither you nor the country will ever recover.
"There, there, Dad, it's okay, let it out. Let it out, because I know beneath that gruff, tough, handsome exterior is a little boy who just never got enough love. And that little boy needs some time to find himself again.
"Let's you and I walk out there right now. The cameras are all set up and waiting. You can make up whatever excuse you want. You can blame whomever you want. You're good at that! I just know this can't go on, and you know it, too.
"Take my hand, let's end this. And by tomorrow you and I will be sipping martinis on our yacht in the Hamptons with Chelsea and the friends we still have left. I love you, Dad. Let's do this. That's right, take my hand, here we go..."
Michael Moore through the years:
Michael Moore through the years
Michael Moore through the years
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 10: Michael Moore poses at the opening night after party for 'Michael Moore: The Terms Of My Surrender' on Broadway at Bryant Park Grill on August 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
Today I went & stood in front of Trump Tower & held a sign until the police came. Then I went home & wrote Donald a letter. Here it is:
Dear Donald Trump:
You may remember (you do, after all, have a "perfect memory!"), that we met back in November of 1998 in the green room of a talk show where we were both scheduled to appear one afternoon. But just before going on, I was pulled aside by a producer from the show who said that you were "nervous" about being on the set with me. She said you didn't want to be "ripped apart" and you wanted to be reassured I wouldn't "go after you."
"Does he think I'm going to tackle him and put him in a choke hold?" I asked, bewildered.
"No," the producer replied, "he just seems all jittery about you."
"Huh. I've never met the guy. There's no reason for him to be scared," I said. "I really don't know much about him other than he seems to like his name on stuff. I'll talk to him if you want me to."
And so, as you may remember, I did. I went up and introduced myself to you. "The producer says you're worried I might say or do something to you during the show. Hey, no offense, but I barely know who you are. I'm from Michigan. Please don't worry -- we're gonna get along just fine!"
You seemed relieved, then leaned in and said to me, "I just didn't want any trouble out there and I just wanted to make sure that, you know, you and I got along. That you weren't going to pick on me for something ridiculous."
"Pick on" you? I thought, where are we, in 3rd grade? I was struck by how you, a self-described tough guy from Queens, seemed like such a fraidey-cat.
You and I went on to do the show. Nothing untoward happened between us. I didn't pull on your hair, didn't put gum on your seat. "What a wuss," was all I remember thinking as I left the set.
And now, here we are in 2015 and, like many other angry white guys, you are frightened by a bogeyman who is out to get you. That bogeyman, in your mind, are all Muslims. Not just the ones who have killed, but ALL MUSLIMS.
Fortunately, Donald, you and your supporters no longer look like what America actually is today. We are not a country of angry white guys. Here's a statistic that is going to make your hair spin: Eighty-one percent of the electorate who will pick the president next year are either female, people of color, or young people between the ages of 18 and 35. In other words, not you. And not the people who want you leading their country.
So, in desperation and insanity, you call for a ban on all Muslims entering this country. I was raised to believe that we are all each other's brother and sister, regardless of race, creed or color. That means if you want to ban Muslims, you are first going to have to ban me. And everyone else.
We are all Muslim.
Just as we are all Mexican, we are all Catholic and Jewish and white and black and every shade in between. We are all children of God (or nature or whatever you believe in), part of the human family, and nothing you say or do can change that fact one iota. If you don't like living by these American rules, then you need to go to the time-out room in any one of your Towers, sit there, and think about what you've said.
And then leave the rest of us alone so we can elect a real president who is both compassionate and strong -- at least strong enough not to be all whiny and scared of some guy in a ballcap from Michigan sitting next to him on a talk show couch. You're not so tough, Donny, and I'm glad I got to see the real you up close and personal all those years ago.
We are all Muslim. Deal with it.
All my best,
P.S. I'm asking everyone who reads this letter to go here (http://michaelmoore.com/weareallmuslim), and sign the following statement: "WE ARE ALL MUSLIM" -- and then post a photo of yourself holding a homemade sign saying "WE ARE ALL MUSLIM" on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram using the hashtag #WeAreAllMuslim. I will post all the photos on my site and send them to you, Mr. Trump. Feel free to join us.
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 10: (L-R) Rosie O'Donnell, Kathy Najimy, Christie Brinkley and Michael Moore walk in a parade of celebration to the opening night party for 'Michael Moore: 'The Terms Of My Surrender' on Broadway at The Belasco Theatre to Bryant Park Grill on August 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 10: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Michael Moore and Al Sharpton chat backstage at the opening night of 'Michael Moore: 'The Terms Of My Surrender' on Broadway at The Belasco Theatre on August 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 10: Michael Moore takes his Opening Night bow for 'Michael Moore: 'The Terms Of My Surrender' on Broadway at The Belasco Theatre on August 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 15: Mark Ruffalo, Marisa Tomei and Fisher Stevens join Michael Moore as he leads his Broadway audience to Trump Tower to protest President Donald Trump on August 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for for DKC/O&M)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 571 -- Pictured: (l-r) Filmmaker Michael Moore talks with host Seth Meyers during an interview on August 17, 2017 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 10: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Michael Moore and Christie Brinkley pose backstage at the opening night of 'Michael Moore: 'The Terms Of My Surrender' on Broadway at The Belasco Theatre on August 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 15: Olivia Wilde joins Michael Moore as he leads his Broadway audience to Trump Tower to protest President Donald Trump on August 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for for DKC/O&M)
Film maker Michael Moore poses with the Palme d'Or at the Palais de Festival during the 57th Cannes Film Festival in France. The top prize was awarded to Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11, a scathing indictment of White House actions after the September 11 terror attacks. It is the first documentary to win Cannes' prestigious prize since Jacques Cousteau's The Silent World in 1956.
Michael Moore arrives for the premiere of the new film 'Aviator' at the Mann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Directed by Martin Scorcese, the film tells the story of avition pioneer Howard Hughes.
AP OUT Michael Moore attends a photo call for his new film Sicko, at the Palais de Festival during the 60th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France.
AP OUT Michael Moore attends a photo call for his new film Sicko, at the Palais de Festival during the 60th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France.
Writer/director Michael Moore attends the 'Captain Mike Across America' press conference during the Toronto International Film Festival 2007 held at the Sutton Place Hotel.
Michael Moore speaks during an interview at the site of his one-man Broadway show at the Belasco Theatre in Manhattan, New York, U.S., August 17, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Michael Moore poses for a portrait at the site of his one-man Broadway show at the Belasco Theatre in Manhattan, New York, U.S., August 17, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 15: Michael Moore leads his Broadway audience to Trump Tower to protest President Donald Trump on August 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for for DKC/O&M)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 10: Michael Moore attends 'The Terms Of My Surrender' Broadway Opening Night - After Party at Bryant Park Grill on August 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Michael Moore during a photocall for his new film, Sicko, at the Palais De Festival, during the 60th International Cannes Film Festival in France. Picture date Saturday May 19, 2007. Photo by Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment