WEST PALM BEACH, Florida — Former President Donald Trump hosted about a thousand attendees at his luxurious oceanside Palm Beach resort Mar-a-Lago here on Wednesday for the red carpet premiere of the new documentary-style film 2000 Mules.
The film, produced by conservative documentarian Dinesh D’Souza, includes information about an investigation by election integrity group True The Vote and features its founder Catherine Engelbrecht and its election intelligence analyst Gregg Phillips. Specifically, the film discusses how True The Vote used GPS surveillance geolocation data emitted by cellphones to help identify phones in key battleground states that made numerous trips to multiple election drop boxes and, in Georgia, to non-profits which the film does not identify. The film also presents video evidence of persons placing multiple ballots into drop boxes – which is illegal in some states, including Georgia, unless those ballots are for family members.
Trump, in a 30-minute speech before the movie began, told the thousand or so attendees gathered that the film was a “genius production.”
“I want to thank Catherine Engelbrecht — you are a venerable woman, a great woman, a beautiful woman,” Trump said. He then added of Phillips, “Also, Gregg Phillips thank you — and all the patriots at True The Vote, thank you for your extraordinary work.”
Engelbrecht, the founder and president of True the Vote, told Breitbart News at the premiere that the effort was a risk for the group, but she believes it was the right thing to do.
“This project was a huge gamble for us,” Engelbrecht said. “We didn’t know what we would find in the data. We might have found nothing. But that’s not what happened. This is a 1,000 front war. There are so many ways to subvert the electoral process. We’ve exposed one. So far. More to come. President Trump was right, and the majority of Americans know it. Now the question is, what are we going to do about it? All the easy choices are in the past.”
Later in his speech, Trump thanked Phillips again. “I want to praise Gregg for the brilliant idea of using cell phone location data. This is the new signature verification,” Trump said.