Originally posted at WND.
Hillary Clinton, among all the other accusations she’s leveled against Donald Trump, increasingly alleges that he’s a bigot. In fact, recently she’s unleashed the radioactive claim that he’s normalizing white nationalism.
Such incendiary comments have put racism in the center of the 2016 presidential race, and that means that filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza’s Hillary’s America is now at political “ground zero.”
Thus, the movie, which earlier grabbed marquees across America, is being re-released this weekend in 400 theaters—a sure way to give most Americans access now to the project that will, in October, be released on DVD.
D’Souza told WND that the demand for the long-suppressed truth about racism within America’s major political parties is “driving this release.”
“It happens to be the case that the themes of the movie are at ground zero of this election debate,” he said.
The documentary film examines the history of the Democratic Party and unearths stunning but previously little-known details about its close relationship with the Ku Klux Klan and the party’s total opposition to ending slavery.
The film first opened on July 15 and took in $12.5 million, making it already the most successful documentary this year.
Now it will be appearing in AMC Entertainment, Regal Entertainment and Cinemark venues. Insiders told The Hollywood Reporter the re-release “is due to demand from fans who lobbied the theater owners.”
“I have no problem believing this film’s re-release was brought about by fan pressure on theaters,” commented WND Vice President and Managing Editor David Kupelian. “I went to my local theater on opening weekend and was turned away because tickets were sold out. I went back mid-week and got in to see it – and I realized why it was sold out the first time. It was being shown in one of the smaller theaters in the complex of 12 theaters. Then, when I went again the following weekend to catch it a second time – it was that good – the showing was again sold out and turning patrons away. I turned around and called out to the people behind me in the ticket line, ‘How many of you are here to see ‘Hillary’s America’ and 80 percent of their hands went up, but they were all turned away. I then told the ticket clerk they were throwing away money by showing ‘Hillary’s America’ in such a small theater and turning off so many customers, and to pass the message on to the company’s management.”
When Hillary Clinton recently made snide suggestions that the GOP was racist, Trump unleashed the truth spelled out so dramatically in Hillary’s America: “It is the Democratic Party that is the party of slavery, the party of Jim Crow. The Republican Party is the party of Abraham Lincoln. Not bad. It is also the party of freedom, equality and opportunity.”
D’Souza points out that the issue of racism has long been politically exploited by Democrats.
“This is a first for a GOP candidate in modern times,” D’Souza said during a recent interview. “It’s important for Trump and the Republican Party to break the virtual monopoly Democrats have had on the black vote, but also to explode the moral capital of the Democratic Party.”
Beginning with a speech in Dimondale, Michigan, Aug. 19, Trump has been actively courting black voters to leave the Democratic Party, citing the worsening conditions for blacks in big cities run by Democrats for decades and asking, “What do you have to lose?”
In Fredericksburg, Virginia, Trump sounded themes that echo D’Souza’s film.
“The GOP is the party of Abraham Lincoln, and I want our party to be the home of the African-American voter once again,” Trump said. “I want a totally inclusive country and I want an inclusive party.”
He said Democrats “claim to be for the underdog – for women and minorities – while in reality the Democratic Party has been systematic oppressors of underdogs, including African-Americans.”
D’Souza commended Trump for his recent speeches and urged the campaign to utilize his movie.
“Our film, ‘Hillary’s America,’ makes the argument the Democratic Party has oppressed African-Americans by citing historical facts in depth to destroy the progressive myth that since Abraham Lincoln the parties have switched sides,” D’Souza said.
D’Souza said he would like to assist the Trump campaign, the Republican National Committee and pro-Trump Super PACs in any way he can to bring the argument to independent voters and minorities.
He contends, as does Trump, that the Republican Party is an inclusive party open to advancing the interests of black voters.
D’Souza confirmed he has sent copies of the Hillary’s America DVD to the Trump campaign.
And on July 16, Trump retweeted a message encouraging his supporters to see Hillary’s America.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2016
In a review of Hillary’s America, WND exclusive columnist Chuck Norris pointed out the Democratic Party was the original pro-slavery and anti-minority party, and contends it still is. In contrast, Norris noted D’Souza’s film argued the Republican Party “was founded as the anti-slavery and pro-freedom movement.”
“Not one Republican politician in the 19th century owned slaves. All of them fought to free slaves,” Norris wrote. “Republicans also fought for minorities’ votes—including women’s suffrage—through the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments, which the Democrats opposed.”
Read more at WND.
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