July 30th, 2020 – A new video released today by The Lincoln Project, “Wake Up,” imagines what it might be like to awaken from a 3-year coma and try to get caught up on the news of 2020.
Directed by Jon Turteltaub, the spot takes a humorous look at a Republican family trying to rationalize many of President Trump’s misdeeds — including his Wall Mexico was supposed to pay for, illicit affairs, and failed pandemic response — to a son that was a proud Republican before Trump’s tenure.
Jon is known for several successful mainstream films including: While You Were Sleeping (1995), Instinct (1999), and National Treasure (2004). Most recently, he directed The Meg (2018).
“It would be funny if it wasn’t so true,” said Rick Wilson, co-founder of The Lincoln Project. “Republican Senators are doing the same mental gymnastics to justify their support of Trump. But no one is laughing.”
Many Republicans are exasperated by the way Trump and Trumpism have corrupted the Grand Old Party. November 3rd brings a chance to create change.