Michael Moore lists Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks as ideal Democratic nominees in 2020

Following the win by Donald Trump in the presidential election, Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore has been making the rounds on cable news talking about the shocking result.

Speaking with CNN's Don Lemon Thursday night, Moore showed footage he took on his phone while marching with protesters of Trump's win in New York City, and also touched on the low voter turnout in this year's election.

"A lot of people have given up," Moore told Lemon.

RELATED: Republican hopefuls already rumored to run in 2020 election

GOP hopefuls rumored to run in 2020
See Gallery
GOP hopefuls rumored to run in 2020
Former Republican U.S. presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz speaks to delegates from Texas at a breakfast during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk
Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) practices her appearance at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 18, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich
Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) discusses the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington October 1, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump hugs running mate Governor Mike Pence (R) at the conclusion of the final session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Marco Rubio announces the suspension of his presidential campaign during a rally in Miami, Florida March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

With the desperate need for inspiration, especially among Democrats, Moore told Lemon that the party needs to take a page from the Republican playbook for who they nominate in 2020.

"Democrats need to start running people who are inspiring," he said. "The Republicans run Ronald Regan, they run [Arnold] Schwarzenegger. Why aren't we running Tom Hanks or Oprah? I don't say that as a joke. I'm really serious. Why don't we run people who are beloved by the American people?"

It's probably a long shot that America's Dad or Queen O would ever consider going into politics and all it entails (even Trump took his sweet time). But the election of Trump might inspire some more experienced (and inspiring) options to step forward.

In the meantime, Moore has come up with a morning-after election to-do list for those who are disappointed by the outcome.

Watch the complete Moore interview with Don Lemon below:

More from Business Insider:

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.