Michael Moore: At 2:29 a.m. on 11/9/16, our new leader's image was projected onto the Empire State Building.

[an image of Trump is shown]

Michael Moore: How the fuck did this happen?

Himself - Nuremberg Prosecutor: Taking babies away from their mother, and-and locking up one or the other and separating them because they did no harm to anybody. They just didn't comply with the stupid regulations. Well, that's a crime against humanity, in my judgment. The Statue of Liberty stands there. You know, "Send me your tired, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. I lift my... my lamp beside the golden door!" Where? Where? Uh, we don't see that in this country, and it pains me. And, uh... that's the world in which we live. And, uh... we've gotta change it or perish.

Donald Trump: We wanna make it perfecto!

Herself - Professor of History, NYU: He knows what he's doing. It's the same thing that authoritarians and fascists have done in the past. You need to make sure that when charges of corruption or other wrongdoing come forth, nobody believes the judiciary.

Donald Trump: [archive footage] We're the only country, essentially, that has judges.

Herself - Professor of History, NYU: The intelligence services.

Donald Trump: [archive footage] The corruption at the top of the FBI.

Herself - Professor of History, NYU: The press.

Donald Trump: [archive footage] Fake news.

Herself - Professor of History, NYU: You need to make sure that they are discredited.

Donald Trump: [archive footage] What you're seeing and what you're reading is not what's happening.

Herself - Professor of History, NYU: People believe him, and this is, of course, puzzling to many of his critics, but if the strongman, the authoritarian, has done his job, he has bonded people to him a long time ago. Trump was doing that with his rallies and his loyalty oaths.

Donald Trump: [archive footage] Should we do the pledge? Raise your right hand. Do you pledge that on Tuesday, you will go...

[footage of another rally]

Donald Trump: ...to vote for Donald Trump tomorrow? Raise that hand.

[his supporters cheer]

Donald Trump: I love you! I love you!

Herself - Professor of History, NYU: People don't care if he's lying. They believe in him, and that's more important than believing the truth.