Dinesh D’Souza’s next film to draw comparisons between Trump and Lincoln

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Conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza, who was recently pardoned by President Trump, is making comparisons for his next film between the Democratic resistance to Trump and how Democrats didn’t accept President Lincoln’s reelection during the Civil War.

“Not since 1865 have #Democrats so dramatically refused to accept the outcome of a presidential election,” the official Twitter account for D’Souza’s next film, “Death of a Nation,” stated on Monday.

“Lincoln united his party and saved America from the Democrats for the first time. Can Trump—and we—come together and save America for the second time?” D’Souza added Monday on his personal Twitter account.



Lincoln’s election in 1860 led to secession and the Civil War.

Lincoln was assassinated a month after his inauguration to a second term.

Trump pardoned D’Souza on May 31 after he pleaded guilty to making illegal campaign contributions using straw donors in 2012.

He avoided jail time but was placed on five years probation and sentenced to a halfway house near his home for eight months.

D’Souza told Fox News on Friday that the president told him he’d “been screwed” after being charged and wanted him “to be out there to be a bigger voice than ever defending the principles that I believe in.”

“The president said, ‘Dinesh, you’ve been a great voice for freedom.’ And he said that, ‘I got to tell you, man-to-man, you’ve been screwed.’ He goes, ‘I’ve been looking at the case. I knew from the beginning that it was fishy,’” D’Souza told “Fox & Friends.”

“But he said upon reviewing it he felt a great injustice had been done and that using his power he was going to rectify it, sort of clear the slate. And he said he just wanted me to be out there to be a bigger voice than ever defending the principles that I believe in,” he added.

D’Souza, 57, has produced documentary-style films in the past, including “2016: Obama’s America” and “Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party,” which were highly critical of the former president and presidential candidate, respectively.

“Obama’s America” is the second highest grossing political documentary ever only behind Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 9/11.”

The Moore film has grossed nearly $120 million, while “Obama’s America” has grossed $33.4 million.

“Death of a Nation” will be released in 1,000 theaters on Aug. 3.

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