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Pro-Trump Commentator Roasted After Blasting Obama For Talking About Himself Too Much In His Memoir

Pro-Trump Commentator Roasted After Blasting Obama For Talking About Himself Too Much In His Memoir
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Far-right documentary filmmaker and Trump pardoned felon Dinesh D'Souza has a major problem with former President Barack Obama's new memoir—A Promised Land which sold 1.7 million copies in its first week on the shelves.

D'Souza is simply aghast at Obama's repeated use of the first person to narrate his own life.

D'Souza's critique certainly didn't come out of left field.

The commentator has written plenty of his own books, including one titled The Roots of Obama's Rage in 2010. His wildly anti-Obama documentary based on that book, called 2016: Obama's America made over $33 million.

Hating Obama is big business for D'Souza.

To give a taste of his political leanings, D'Souza's other films include Death of a Nation and Trump Card, a polemic against the evils of socialist ideas in the contemporary United States.

It's also worth noting that in 2018 Donald Trump pardoned D'Souza of a felony conviction for making illegal contributions to political campaigns.

So D'Souza knows which side his bread is buttered on.


But criticizing a memoir for referencing its subject matter is a stretch.

In his 700-page book, Obama covered many essential traits of a memoir. He traced his biographical roots and upbringing, followed the trajectory of his life through his time as President and captured the subtle dynamics underpinning the historical events of his presidency that many of us remember.

And, yes, Obama referred to himself in the first person throughout the book. Presumably, spending the entire book calling himself "Obama" felt a little bizarre from behind the keyboard.

People on Twitter lampooned D'Souza's critique.

They had a field day explaining how utterly ridiculous his latest Obama hot take was.

Some people took the opportunity to mentor D'Souza on his own public image.

One person even crunched the numbers to show how Obama's book compared to one published as by Donald Trump, but written by Tony Schwartz.

D'Souza better strap in for plenty of more "I" usage in autobiographies. A second volume of Obama's memoir is planned for the future.