Academy Award-Winning Director Blasts Legal Witch Hunts Against Trump: ‘A New Kind Of Warfare’

Critically acclaimed director Oliver Stone referred to the ongoing “lawfare” against former President Donald Trump as a “new form of warfare” that has potential to permanently destroy the United States.

The “Platoon” and “JFK” director sat down with Variety to discuss his new documentary film “Lula,” which documents the legal troubles faced by Brazil’s far-left president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, which is premiering at the Cannes Film Festival. Stone’s film seeks to draw comparisons to the corruption investigation into Lula that ultimately led to his imprisonment for nearly two years and those of former President Trump.

“The charges on both sides of the Trump-Biden election are pretty wild — that Biden is corrupt and Trump is corrupt,” Stone told Variety. “It’s a new form of warfare. It’s called lawfare. And that’s what they’re using against Trump. And I think there’s interesting parallels here in America, as well as all over the world, you’re seeing this kind of behavior. [Trump’s] got four trials and some of these charges, whether you’re for him or against him, they are minor.”

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