- THE WESTERN JOURNAL - Sep 23, 2020 -
Dinesh D’Souza has become the master of the conservative political documentary film genre, starting with his first offering, “2016: Obama’s America,” which examined the roots of then-President Barack Obama’s desire to fundamentally transform the United States.
Obama, D’Souza argued, saw the U.S. as fundamentally unjust, particularly in matters of race and wealth distribution.
“Trump Card,” the fifth of D’Souza’s films, picks up in a sense where “Obama’s America” ended, but this time the enemy is the “deep state” and the democratic socialists.
The protagonist is President Donald Trump, along with his tens of millions of supporters, who adhere to America’s founding ideals of individual liberty and opportunity. Together, they are the “trump card” that can thwart the left’s worst schemes.
“We are in a cold civil war. One that reminds us of the crisis Abraham Lincoln faced,” D’Souza says in the film, as an actor re-creates the scene of the first Republican president traveling back east by train to assume his office.
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