Trump Already Has a 2020 Re-Election Slogan…And It’s Straight Out of The Purge
In a recent interview, Donald Trump said he is so confident in his upcoming presidency, that he’s already thought up a slogan to replace “Make America Great Again” when he’s up for re-election in four years. However, Trump’s new idea isn’t exactly original, and more than that, the source material he might have lifted it from actually seems pretty ominous.
The mogul spoke with Washington Post, where he talked about how he came up with the message he used to highlight his presidential campaign. During this meeting, Trump talked about how he loved his slogan so much that he called for his lawyer and told him to make plans to reinvent it:
“Will you trademark and register, if you would, if you like it — I think I like it, right? Do this: ‘Keep America Great,’ with an exclamation point.”
The thing is, “Keep America Great” was used last year as the slogan to promote The Purge: Election Year.
The film was the latest in the Purge series, which envisions an alternate reality where America holds an annual 12 hour period where all crime, including murder, becomes legal. The series implies that the government encourages the violent tradition as a means to control the population.
Election Year director James DeMonaco spoke to Entertainment Weekly about this, and he more or less conceded that he was influenced by the election as he wrote the script.
“Little things drip into you when you’re writing or you’re on set — you’re grabbing from the ether or what’s out there in the press,” DeMonaco said. “I’d like to the audience to play with it and see who they feel is representative of the actual candidates in the real world, without me saying who’s who. I think the audience will have a lot of fun saying, ‘Oh, that reminds me of something Donald said!’”
Watch the trailer for the film above, via Universal Pictures.
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