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New 'Purge' Film Takes Dig at Donald Trump

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A new trailer dropped on Wednesday for the next installment in the Purge horror franchise. The Purge: Election Year will follow the efforts of a security expert tasked with defending a senator on a night of the year when all crime is legal.

The trailer seems to make a subtle dig at the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump, featuring the tagline “keep America great.” Trump has promised to “make America great again” on the campaign trail.

The Purge films have always contained a measure of political satire. The premise of a twelve-hour period during which crime goes unpunished serves as an inherently political commentary on the role of government.