Donald Trump insists the 2020 election was ‘stolen’ from him. Public figures who want to stay in his good graces echo this claim. However, there seem to always be consequences to staying in Trump’s orbit.
Dinesh D’Souza has released a movie — he calls it a documentary — displaying what he claims to be evidence of illegal election activity. In truth, reviewers say that the movie merely shows people returning ballots to ballot boxes — nothing in the footage proves that they were doing so illegally, or that there was anything illegitimate about the ballots.
Still, he’s been struggling. Fox News won’t promote his movie, and he’s been in a little bit of a snit with Tucker Carlson in particular, accusing him of being a fake persona who is secretly a content thief.
Now he says that the movie — which he’s already reduced in price to stream by a third — is being stolen and pirated. What’s more, it started at Mar-A-Lago.
Dinesh and wife are complaining that MAGAs are pirating their movie and cutting down on their profits: “It’s kind of unbelievable. Literally someone who came to our Mar-a-Lago premier recorded the movie .. They started posting the Mar-a-Lago premier .. which was a private event.” pic.twitter.com/PZ5LvWBYmJ
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) May 17, 2022
“It’s kinda unbelievable. Literally someone who came to our Mar-A-Lago premier recorded the movie. I don’t know if they recorded it on their phone. But they started posting the Mar-A-Lago premier, which was, by the way, a private event. Not private in the sense, we had media there, but it was a media event for the movie. But you’re not supposed to release the movie itself.”
In addition to dropping the streaming price, D’Souza admits in another Truth Social post that he had to buy out theaters to run the movie on their screens, though he says he’s been contacted by some independent theaters since requesting it.
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