Conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that his next movie will compare President Donald Trump to Abraham Lincoln.
The poster for the upcoming project includes a U.S. flag, the Civil War, modern-day college uproars, with Lincoln’s and Trump’s face combined as one.
The movie is called Death of a Nation.
“Death of a Nation draws a provocative analogy between Lincoln and Trump,” D’Souza told 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 admits that the optics of a pro-Trump documentary will be considered suspicious, given that the president pardoned him on May 31 for breaking 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,” D’Souza explained.
“Death of a Nation” is set to be released by Quality Flix in 1,000 theaters Aug. 3.