Barack Obama Sr., the president’s father, was a confirmed fabulist who regularly made up stories, including stories about high positions he never held and stories about him single-handedly killing lions. It would be disconcerting to find the same traits in his son.
Americans have a right to expect Obama to be forthright with us and tell us why he insulted the British people and damaged our most enduring international friendship by returning the bust of one of America’s greatest friends and champions.
The facts on why President Obama behaved so oddly in this matter are laid out in “2016: Obama’s America.” In its opening weekend in Houston, it outpaced “Ice Age” and “Spiderman” on a per-screen basis. In the next three weeks, it begins to go wider across the United States. I think we’ve touched a nerve. But I also know that no amount of bullying by the president of the United States or anyone else will prevent Americans from going to the theater and finding out for themselves the truth about their president.
After you watch the movie, you’ll “get” Obama in a way you haven’t before. Love him or hate him, you won’t be able to say you don’t know him.
Dinesh D’Souza is the president of the King’s College in New York, co-director of the film “2016,” and author of the new book “Obama’s America.” For more information about the film, go to 2016themovie.com.