Dinesh D’Souza to Compare President Trump to Abe Lincoln in Upcoming Film: “Death of a Nation”
Conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza announced his latest project recently to The Hollywood Reporter.
D’Souza links President Trump to President Abraham Lincoln – the Great Emmancipator – in his latest project: Death of a Nation.
The movie is set for an August 3rd release.
Dinesh has been working on the project for a year, before he was pardoned by President Trump earlier this month.
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) June 11, 2018
In a move that could raise the suspicions of his detractors, recently pardoned Dinesh D’Souza tells The Hollywood Reporter that his next movie will liken Donald Trump to Abraham Lincoln, including a poster that morphs an image of the two U.S. presidents.
The poster, unveiled here for the first time, features a U.S. flag, images of slavery, the Civil War, modern-day university riots, Lincoln’s and Trump’s face combined as one and the upcoming film’s title: Death of a Nation.
The poster also includes D’Souza’s name and that of Gerald R. Molen, advertised as the Academy Award-winning producer of the two Steven Spielberg films Schindler’s List and Jurassic Park.
“Death of a Nation draws a provocative analogy between Lincoln and Trump,” D’Souza tells THR. “Not that they’re the same people, but that they’ve fallen into the same situation. Not since 1865 have Democrats so dramatically refused to accept the outcome of a presidential election.”
D’Souza acknowledges that the optics of a pro-Trump documentary will be deemed suspicious in some circles, given the president pardoned him May 31 for violating campaign finance laws.
“We’ve been working on the film for more than a year and commissioned the artwork two months ago. Trump had no inkling of the art or the theme of the movie when he pardoned me,” says D’Souza.
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