3:09pm PT by Ryan Parker
Donald Trump's 2020 Presidential Slogan Same as Horror Movie 'Purge: Election Year'
Donald Trump in an interview with The Washington Post on Wednesday said he was already planning to run for reelection in 2020 and had his slogan ready to go: "Keep America Great."
"Are you ready?" Trump asked the Post. "'Keep America Great,' exclamation point. Get me my lawyer!" In a recording accompanying the story, the president-elect can then be heard talking to someone in his office, telling them to trademark the new slogan.
Obviously, it is a continuation of the 2016 slogan, "Make America Great Again," but where have we heard that new one before...? Oh, yeah, a horror film.
"Keep America Great" is the same tagline used for 2016's The Purge: Election Year, the third film in the series set in a dystopian future in which all crime is legalized for 12 hours a year.
It seems like this is just one giant circle.The Purge: Election Year writer and director James DeMonaco previously told Entertainment Weekly that his film was, of course, influenced by the 2016 election year.
"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 told EW. I think there's a lot of representation of everyone who's in the game right now, from Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton to Bernie Sanders to John Kasich. I'd like 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."
Hear Trump talk about his slogan creation process, and watch a trailer for The Purge: Election Year below.