A scary film by Trump’s religious and conservative supporters

The conservative Washington Times reports on the rise of a group of Trump supporters called “Trump 2024”, which has created a Kickstarter page to fund an eponymous documentary film. The previews are scary, putting you into the world of these religous nutcases and loons who, yes, do seem like “deplorables.”

Their aim? Apparently to preserve Trump’s “goals” after he’s no longer President, which, I hope, will be in January, 2021, not 2024.

From the Kickstarter site:

“Trump 2024” is your opportunity to collaborate with leading conservatives in an uncensored documentary film designed to activate “We The People”, those who love America and love what Trump is doing.

Funds raised through this campaign will finish production and distribute this film to the nation this fall.

If you love America and the freedoms we enjoy, this is your opportunity to get behind a film that can keep America Great.

And from the Washington Times:

Evangelical and social conservative supporters of President Trump are producing a film warning of a “one world government” based on socialism, the rise of the anti-Christ and other end-times calamities if Mr. Trump is not reelected in November.

“Trump 2024: The World After Trump” features interviews with a diverse group of Christian and conservative commentators, including former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, the Rev. Franklin Graham, syndicated columnist Star Parker and Mike Lindell, CEO of My Pillow, among others.

On Monday, the Christian movie company Resurrection Pictures released a trailer for the film and announced a Kickstarter fundraising campaign to distribute the movie to as many as 1,500 theaters in “key markets” nationwide.

Here’s a 2.5-minute preview, warning of the rise of socialism and other calamities should Trump’s legacy disappear. “Promises made, promises kept” indeed! No promise was kept. Every hot button that motivates conservatives is mentioned. But it’s now beyond me, after we’ve had 3.5 years of this moron, how anyone can deem him a good President.

Here’s another film from the Kickstarter website, which adds some excuses for Trump’s craziness. Many of the same Trump boosters appear who were in the clip above, as well as the head of “Resurrection Pictures,” who’s making this film. If you look at the Kickstarter page, they’ve nearly reached their goal.

How did we get to this point? Well, at least I’m reasonably sure he’ll be defeated in November, and I’ll have my own private Kickstarter with the several hundred dollars I’ll win in bets.

h/t: Ken

55 Comments

  1. jezgrove
    Posted June 28, 2020 at 9:06 am | Permalink

    I was fearing something far more scary when I saw the group was named “Trump 2024”. They needn’t waste their money, the world will be remembering Trump’s “legacy” long after he’s departed office (hopefully as a result of the forthcoming election), but not the version of it that these fruitloops imagine.

  2. Diana MacPherson
    Posted June 28, 2020 at 9:07 am | Permalink

    I find it amusing that the founder of Resurrection is an anesthesiologist.

  3. Randall Schenck
    Posted June 28, 2020 at 9:20 am | Permalink

    The best I can say about this movie and or video is — you can try to feed this stuff to your cat but it’s not likely he will eat it. And that is the problem with having lived through 3.5 years of this guy. Unless you have had a complete brainwashing equal to the North Korean variety, everything said in the video is meaningless. His treatment of every issue has been failure whether it is China, Russia, Syria, N. Korea or all of our allies. And domestically he has been much worse. We would be much better off if he had just golfed everyday and did nothing.

    • Ken Phelps
      Posted June 28, 2020 at 9:42 am | Permalink

      “…if he had just golfed everyday and did nothing.”

      I think the core of the problem is that that is pretty much what actually happened. Trump did the public preening and wielded the Presidential crayon at photo-ops, but in any meaningful sense, these loonies *have* increasingly been in charge.

      • Randall Schenck
        Posted June 28, 2020 at 10:01 am | Permalink

        To think that Trump has done nothing domestically is a denial of reality. Let’s just consider a few – huge tax break to the rich, just about shut down immigration, attempted stealing money from defense to build walls that Mexico was suppose to pay for. Has tried and continues to pursue taking medical insurance away from thousands of poor Americans. Has materially killed several major departments within the government and taken over others such as the justice department. Currently removing any crimes committed by his friends including Flynn. Yeah, he doesn’t just golf and do nothing.

        • Mark R.
          Posted June 28, 2020 at 11:49 am | Permalink

          And stacked the courts with ideological right-wing loons (though he had a lot of help from Moscow Mitch). At least Gorsuch may not by a sycophant.

    • Alexander
      Posted June 28, 2020 at 10:10 am | Permalink

      “Your cat likely will not eat it…” Are you sure? I remember seeing portraits of President Kennedy during the 1960s in Naples (Italy) with a gloriole over his head.

  4. BJ
    Posted June 28, 2020 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    “…those who love America and love what Trump is doing.”

    What, exactly, is Trump doing? Trump has done nothing in nearly a full term but tweet and pass a tax cut. He hasn’t delivered on any of the promises that made people vote for him. Hell, even one of his Supreme Court picks is, apparently, not a certain vote for the Conservatives. There will always be lifelong Republicans and Democrats who vote solely based on the letter next to a candidate’s name, but, for anybody who voted for Trump because of the policies he espoused, they should be regretting it because it’s clear that he (1) can’t govern and (2) isn’t very interested in governing.

    And we’ve been hearing talk of a “one world government” for decades. Politics has no memory, I guess.

  5. Historian
    Posted June 28, 2020 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    These movies are not designed to change anyone’s mind. Rather, their purpose is to rev up the base and Trump sympathizers to come to the polls in massive numbers, which is the only chance for Trump to win. To this, add a little voter suppression, and Trump could pull it off. If this happens, kiss democracy good bye. Just imagine four more years of Bill Barr standing alongside Trump. Just imagine what will happen with Trump even more under the sway of his religious advisors.

    • William Boecklen
      Posted June 28, 2020 at 10:46 am | Permalink

      I fear the real purpose is to milk money from nitwits.

  6. Desnes Diev
    Posted June 28, 2020 at 9:57 am | Permalink

    “Trump 2024: The World After Trump”

    Another zombie movie? Like if the market is not already saturated.

  7. yazikus
    Posted June 28, 2020 at 10:08 am | Permalink

    Evangelical and social conservative supporters of President Trump are producing a film warning of a “one world government” based on socialism, the rise of the anti-Christ and other end-times calamities if Mr. Trump is not reelected in November.

    As a kid, I read far too much of what I’ll call ‘rapture porn’. The themes are pretty consistent in this sort of ‘literature’. The antichrist is well spoken, a fan of the UN, wants to bring world peace, end hunger and supports science.
    This is what the villain in those stories does. I was always conflicted, because those things sounded pretty good, even to kid-me.

  8. Tim J Reichert
    Posted June 28, 2020 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    I have a $100 bet with Ken Kukec that Trump will win which I made as soon as the Democrats made Biden the official pick. It’s not looking good for my bet but it IS looking good for the world and the USA as it would best if Trump lost. I would prefer to lose this bet than win it. Winning it will only be a consolation prize and not enough of one.

    And as much as I am looking forward to losing this bet I am already seeing too many Democrats acting as though this is practically a lock now and some are even using the term “basket of deplorables” again which many including myself see as emblematic of the attitude that got Trump elected in the first place.

    The reason I made the bet was because of how incredibly terrible a candidate Biden is. His healthy lead right now might have something to do with the fact that he has been kept out of the spotlight where he can’t bungle this but he can’t stay there forever. At some point Biden will start campaigning and his lead will dwindle. I hope I lose this bet. I hope Jerry wins his bets. But I’m nervous that you are all counting your money already and Biden hasn’t started campaigning yet. And who knows what the fall surprise will be?

    You are probably going to win your bets but you seem too confident right now like Hilary was. She actually made efforts to help Trump win the Republican nomination because she thought he would be the easiest candidate to beat. No doubt Biden and the democrats will continue to misfire in their strategies and do their very best to help me win my bet. I hope they fail in that effort.

    • yazikus
      Posted June 28, 2020 at 10:20 am | Permalink

      She actually made efforts to help Trump win the Republican nomination because she thought he would be the easiest candidate to beat.

      I hadn’t heard this – what exactly did she do to help him?

      • Tim J Reichert
        Posted June 28, 2020 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

        You can Google it. There’s a of talk about it out there. Here’s a quote from an article I read in the Observer.
        “According to an email from Marissa Astor, Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook’s assistant, to Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, the campaign knew Trump was going to run, and pushed his legitimacy as a candidate. WikiLeaks’ release shows that it was seen as in Clinton’s best interest to run against Trump in the general election. The memo, sent to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) also reveals the DNC and Clinton campaign were strategizing on behalf of their candidate at the very beginning of the primaries. “We think our goals mirror those of the DNC,” stated the memo, attached to the email under the title “muddying the waters.”

    • Ken Kukec
      Posted June 28, 2020 at 11:27 am | Permalink

      Despite some people around these parts having asserted that Donald Trump was headed for a “landslide victory” this year, Trump has essentially zero chance of winning 50%+ of the US popular vote (the standard benchmark for an incumbent president’s winning reelection in the absence of a significant third-party candidate — such as a Ross Perot or a George Wallace — siphoning off votes from the major-party candidates).

      And it increasingly looks like Donald Trump has very little chance of winning a plurality of the popular vote against Joe Biden.

      What Trump still has (and the only thing that still gives me any concern over our wager) is a chance of pulling out of his ass another “victory” in the arcane, anachronistic, anti-democratic electoral college, since — despite trailing in swing states according to current polling — his deficit there leaves him within striking distance. Doing so would make Donald Trump the first incumbent president in US history to win reelection while losing the popular vote (and the only American president ever to pull off the winning-while-losing feat twice).

      Now is no time for overconfidence by the sane, anti-Trump (slightly over) half of the US population. It’s time for Democrats to knuckle-down as never before in swing states.

      • Tim J Reichert
        Posted June 28, 2020 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

        Blame the electoral college. Blame Trump. Blame Trump supporters. Blame the deplorables. Blame white supremacy. If the Democrats blow this again, it will because they blame everyone but themselves for nominating Wall St. owned corrupt candidates and for throwing poor people under the bus every election.

        I hope you win this bet, Ken, but if you don’t you have nobody to blame but the Democratic Party. I don’t like the electoral college either but if you think that’s what might cause the Democrats to blow this I am truly at a loss for words. This kind of thinking is exactly why they lost to Trump once and if they lose to him again it will be due to this same mind set.

        • Ken Kukec
          Posted June 28, 2020 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

          What if Biden were to win the popular vote by a relative landslide (the largest in six election cycles), say by six points, 52-46%, yet Trump still somehow scratches out an electoral-college “victory” (a distinct, albeit remote, possibility)?

          Can I carp about the deplorables and the abject stupidity of the electoral college then (while you count your winnings)? Or will it still be all about the Democrats’ stupidity for nominating a crappy candidate (one I did not originally support but which, as you’ll notice from my original response to your comment above, I continue to urge Democrats to work hard for and not get complacent about)?

          • Tim J Reichert
            Posted June 28, 2020 at 10:43 pm | Permalink

            If the most horrible man in the world, an obvious psychopath, wins the electoral college over your candidate, and you blame anything other than your choice of candidate and choice of platform, I don’t think you’re going to win the next election either.

            As for the “deplorables” every time you use that term you help fuel Trumpism and white supremacy and you also demonstrate an unhealthy belief in free will. If you were born with their genes and parents you’d be a deplorable.

        • darrelle
          Posted June 29, 2020 at 11:28 am | Permalink

          “. . . and for throwing poor people under the bus every election.

          This oft repeated claim, a meme that RP propaganda machine has worked hard to create and sustain for decades, is entirely inaccurate. The data is quite clear on this. That a significant part of the population denies this reality is the problem. How the DP can reasonably be blamed for that problem I just don’t get.

          At what point do we hold people responsible for drinking the kool-aid? Is the DP responsible for not successfully countering the RPs propaganda? Is the DP responsible for voters who have always done better under DP administrations & policies for the past several decades and done worse under RP ones, but believe just the opposite of that reality because the RP has successfully duped them? Duped them so well that the RP really has been able to “kiss their babies while stealing their candy?”

          That’s crap. If there is any group other than the traitorous RP and their duped voting base that can always be counted on to vote against their best interests and to hate evil libtard socialists, then it’s the large group of potential voters that don’t vote.

          • Posted June 29, 2020 at 11:38 am | Permalink

            I agree. Making the claim that the DP hasn’t done enough for poor people doesn’t mean that the RP has done more. The RP drives their bus back and forth over poor people, stopping only to explain to them why it was necessary and to tell them they’ll be rich very soon now.

          • Tim J Reichert
            Posted June 29, 2020 at 1:30 pm | Permalink

            Your comments are so blind. Neither party is solving the problem of inequality. Both are owned by Wall St. Obama bails out Wall St. instead of the people. Trump bails out corporate America instead of the people. So in such a world where both parties betray the working class and the poverty stricken, both parties lie about being for the little guy. And so the party that lies the best, propagandizes the best, is going to win. And that’s why Trump wins. Because he lies the best.

            The only solution is for one of those parties to ACTUALLY HELP POOR PEOPLE (Bernie Sanders Andrew Yang wing)instead of selling them out to Wall St, Corporate America, Big Pharma etc (Hilary Clinton, Obama, Biden wing)

            Until the DP actually becomes the party of the people, until they actually offer real left ideals like single payer healthcare, UBI, etc, until Democrats stop calling those things “socialism” and using that word as a pejorative just like Republicans do, until they start nominating Bernie and Yang instead of Hilary and Joe, they will lose to the better liars. They will lose to the better more manipulative liars every time. So the only way to not be defeated in a liars war is to stop being a liar.

            If Biden wins then the Dems will hold office for 4-8 years and then it will switch back to the Republicans because the poor people will realize that Biden has done shit to change their life in any meaningful way and so they’ll be looking for someone who promises new change and a “draining of the swamp.”

            This cycle will continue with both parties selling out the poor until one of them steps up and actually makes real change. The Bernie and Yang wing is the only hope for Democrats. They done messed up again, regardless who wins in November.

            • rickflick
              Posted June 29, 2020 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

              I’m sure there is some truth to that. After all, money talks. But what about the fact that Dems have, over the years put forward legislation to restrain Wall Street, regulate big business and banks, as well as offer benefits that help the less affluent, like medical care. but the GOP seems to undercut these efforts. Seems to me there is a big difference between the parties, and voters must notice these differences. Polls show broad support for Democrat’s policies. So, I don’t think a Biden administration would simply perpetuate corruption as you suggest. If we could free up the will of the people from GOP voter suppression, I think we’d make substantial progress.

            • darrelle
              Posted June 29, 2020 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

              Now you’ve moved the goal posts. We’ve gone from Trump et al being the fault of the DP to neither the DP or the RP are solving all of our problems.

              No, I’m not the blind one. The DP is of course guilty of all sorts of failings and there is plenty to criticize them for. The thing is, equating them to the RP of the past 30 years is delusional. There is no contest. Degrees do matter. In real life that’s all there is. The RP is far more depraved than the DP and the people that have continued to allow themselves to be bamboozled by the RP for decades by voting for them instead of the DP are why we are where we are. It ain’t the DP’s fault.

              You know who is not going to vote for people like Bernie and Yang? Nearly every single person that has never voted for a DP candidate. So, when Bernie or Yang actually get a nomination and then lose to an RP candidate, or heck, they win but can’t get anything substantial done because the RP maintains enough power to obstruct most of what their administration tries to do, will you then be blaming them?

              And you know who understands all that? Bernie certainly does and almost certainly Yang does too.

    • phoffman56
      Posted June 29, 2020 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

      The “deplorables” are actually deplorable, are they not? I formerly thought such people might make up 5 to 10% of USians. Since November 2016, I realize it’s more like 30 to 40%.

      Those of us from elsewhere can easily say: ‘they made their bed, let them sleep in it’. But unfortunately catastrophic climate change and thermonuclear war won’t just stay in the place where it might be largely have been caused.

  9. Ken Kukec
    Posted June 28, 2020 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    I take it that the “Trump 2024” title is meant to be the obverse of the puerile, dystopian anti-Obama propaganda film 2016 Obama’s America put out by Danesh D’Souza during the 2012 campaign.

    • Randall Schenck
      Posted June 28, 2020 at 10:44 am | Permalink

      Have to wonder, how do you do a propaganda campaign video on the guy and never mention the pandemic or the economical disaster going on throughout the country and the world. Yes, we could have 200,000 dead by election day but that is just another reason to wait and make people go out and vote. Can’t kill them if they stay at home.

  10. Matt Young
    Posted June 28, 2020 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    I do not think that anyone honestly deems “this moron … a good president” – but the gun nuts and the evangelical Christians are getting what they want from him.

  11. rickflick
    Posted June 28, 2020 at 10:58 am | Permalink

    There was almost no substantive issue in the films (except abortion). Just fearmongering. No recognition of any serious problems and how to fix them. They just claim things are getting worse and trump is the savior. They seem simply to be appealing to his cult and their neurotic fears. Nothing is said to persuade someone else to vote for him.

    • Diana MacPherson
      Posted June 28, 2020 at 11:24 am | Permalink

      The trigger words “socialism” and “globalism”.

      • rickflick
        Posted June 28, 2020 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

        Ya. Can’t have that.

    • Posted June 28, 2020 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

      And there were several references to known crackpot ideas, like it being the “end times”.

      • rickflick
        Posted June 28, 2020 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

        In which case you wouldn’t think they’d care if there was socialism or globalism.

        • Posted June 28, 2020 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

          Mostly they are code words they use to beat Democrats and liberals over the head. Neither bothers me, especially globalism. The pandemic should have taught us that we’re all one population. Economic ties between countries is our best inoculation against wars as well as our best way to fight poverty. Unfortunately, now we have both parties trashing “globalism”. Tariffs bring everyone down and we have to fight climate change, energy problems, failure of fisheries, and so many things, authoritarianism, human rights, with global efforts.

          • rickflick
            Posted June 28, 2020 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

            The pandemic should have taught us that we’re all one population – Not everyone can crawl out of their mental cave far enough to notice.

            • Diana MacPherson
              Posted June 28, 2020 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

              Globalist! Socialist1

  12. Posted June 28, 2020 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    I can’t see how this movie will convince anyone. None of these people are considered world leaders. If anything, it demonstrates how weak Trump is right now. These are the only people he can bring forward.

    • Diana MacPherson
      Posted June 28, 2020 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

      Yeah but you’re generously assuming people can reason using facts. I hope you’re right. I suspect that this will fire up his evangelical theocrat supporters only which is bad enough.

      • Posted June 28, 2020 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

        Yes, but they were always going to vote for him anyway and, supposedly, their numbers are dwindling gradually as the country grows less religious. I guess what I’m saying is that not only is Trump not trying to widen his appeal, neither are his supporters. As far as I can see, they are painting themselves into corner. A video like this is more likely to turn off people who once voted for him than to add new supporters.

    • Posted June 28, 2020 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

      I am thankful that tRump is SO stupid that he didn’t try to broaden his base after his “lucky” 2016 win. I mean, Duh! He cannot win again unless the Dems help him. Which, unfortunately, I could see happening.

      • Posted June 28, 2020 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

        Yes, a smarter guy could have damaged our country much more. We can’t help but get a smarter president but where are we going to get smarter voters?

        • Diana MacPherson
          Posted June 28, 2020 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

          That actually worries me. Imagine a more attractive, smarter person with all the inclinations and manipulations of Trump?

          • Posted June 28, 2020 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

            Thanks for planting that idea in my head on an otherwise bright and joyful Sunday morning! Just joking.

            My hope is that the Trump presidency will remind most Americans of why we need (good) government. The pandemic is doing this also. Of course, not all will get the message.

          • Posted June 28, 2020 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

            It worries me a lot as well. Even if we rid ourselves of tRump in 2020, a far more dangerous candidate with the same politics but more appeal may face us in 2024.

            • Posted June 28, 2020 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

              Lucky for us, there’s no process for making psychos like Trump. I can’t think of anyone that could take his place. Certainly not any of his kids. Perhaps some of those Fox News types? Is there a President Hannity in our future?

          • rickflick
            Posted June 28, 2020 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

            Maybe Reagan came the closest.

            • Diana MacPherson
              Posted June 28, 2020 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

              But Reagan was at least a decent statesman. He didn’t rub the Cold War victory in the face of the Russians, for example. He a;so could actually negotiate in a non zero sum game way.

              • rickflick
                Posted June 28, 2020 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

                You’re right. Reagan was a saint compared to the orange one.

              • merilee
                Posted June 28, 2020 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

                Even W!

  13. John
    Posted June 28, 2020 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    From the trailer….it looks as if it is a very slick production.

    Lets face it. It will mean votes for him from some quarters.

  14. Dawn Flood
    Posted June 28, 2020 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    A classic example from economics of where demand creates supply. When this movie comes out, I bet y’all that its ticket price will be significantly higher than the general adult admission.

  15. rjdownard
    Posted June 28, 2020 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

    With the likes of Huckabee you’re looking at the creationist mind in its political context. Who could be even slightly surprised that minds that can easily vaporize most of the history of the earth and believe in a recent global Flood could assemble a fictional political landscape to match, one driven by the mandates of their theological imperatives.

  16. merilee
    Posted June 28, 2020 at 5:27 pm | Permalink
  17. boudiccadylis
    Posted June 28, 2020 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    Currently kickstarter is a very popular place to be when in need. It will be interesting to see how well they do.


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