In a spectacular event that showcased the spirit of freedom and resilience, former President Donald Trump recently hosted a screening of the groundbreaking film “Sound of Freedom.” The event was graced by renowned actor Jim Caviezel, esteemed producer Eduardo Verástegui, and the inspirational Tim Ballard from Operation Underground Railroad. The film, which sheds light on the harrowing issue of child trafficking, is based on Ballard’s life and his relentless fight against this heinous crime.
The screening took place at Trump’s Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. It was marked by the former President’s characteristic grand entrance, which was met with thunderous applause from the packed crowd. The audience comprised ardent supporters of Trump, including Kari Lake, the Republican candidate for Arizona Governor, former chief strategist Steven Bannon, Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, and conservative influencer Jack Posobiec. Pastor Paula White, who served as Trump’s Christian advisor and chaired the evangelical board during his administration, led the audience in prayer before the film commenced.
After the screening, Trump expressed his admiration for the film and its message. He praised Caviezel and acknowledged the honor of getting to know him. The former President highlighted the film’s success: “Now I understand why it’s doing so well.”
“Sound of Freedom,” a summer sensation of 2023, has been released by Angel Studios, the creators of the popular faith-based series “The Chosen.” Despite being independently financed and crowd-funded, the film has grossed over $96 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo. It is a sleeper hit of the summer. This achievement is even more remarkable considering the film’s modest budget of $14.5 million.
The film’s storyline follows Ballard on a dangerous mission to rescue children held captive by child traffickers in Colombia. Ballard, a former homeland security department agent, was appointed by Trump to a federal advisory panel on human trafficking. Verástegui, a Mexican, was appointed to Trump’s advisory commission on Hispanic prosperity.
Despite criticism and attempts to discredit it by mainstream media, the film has thrived and gained popularity. Critics have tried to label it as a “QAnon” fantasy. Still, the film’s supporters, including Elon Musk and celebrities like Jewel and Mel Gibson, have stood by it. The film’s tagline, “God’s children are not for sale,” resonated with the audience at Bedminster, leading to spontaneous applause and cheers.
Before the screening, Trump also spoke about his potential 2024 re-election campaign. He expressed confidence in his lead and praised the public’s understanding and support. He stated, “We’ve never had the kind of spirit, love, and enthusiasm we have right now.”
The “Sound of Freedom” screening was not just an event but a testament to the spirit of resilience and the fight against child trafficking. It was a gathering of like-minded individuals who believed in the power of freedom and the importance of standing up against injustice. The success of the film and the support it has garnered clearly indicate the public’s desire for change and their commitment to the cause.