17 Movie Quotes that Perfectly Sum Up Trump’s America

1. The opening to The Twilight Zone

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2. “These are dark times, there is no denying. Our world has perhaps faced no greater threat than it does today. But I say this to our citizenry: We, ever your servants, will continue to defend your liberty and repel the forces that seek to take it from you! Your Ministry remains, strong.”

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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3. “Today is the end of the Republic. The end of a regime that acquiesces to disorder. At this very moment in a system far from here, the New Republic lies to the galaxy while secretly supporting the treachery of the loathsome Resistance. This fierce machine which you have built, upon which we stand will bring an end to the Senate, to their cherished fleet. All remaining systems will bow to the First Order and will remember this as the last day of the Republic!”

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

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4. “We take Gotham from the corrupt! The rich! The oppressors of generations who have kept you down with myths of opportunity, and we give it back to you… the people. Gotham is yours. None shall interfere. Do as you please. Start by storming Blackgate, and freeing the oppressed! Step forward those who would serve. For and army will be raised. The powerful will be ripped from their decadent nests, and cast out into the cold world that we know and endure. Courts will be convened. Spoils will be enjoyed. Blood will be shed. The police will survive, as they learn to serve true justice. This great city… it will endure. Gotham will survive!”

The Dark Knight Rises

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5. “So this is how liberty dies…with thunderous applause.”

Star Wars, Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith

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6. “We must join with Him, Gandalf. We must join with Sauron. It would be wise, my friend.”

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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7. “Great power has always baffled primitive men. HYDRA is assembling an arsenal to destroy my enemies in one stroke, wherever they are, regardless of how many forces they possess, all in a matter of hours.”

– Captain America: The First Avenger

8. “Hitler uses his fantasies to inspire his followers, but for Schmidt, it is not fantasy. For him, it is real.”

– Captain America: The First Avenger

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9. “Blessed be America for letting us purge and cleanse our souls. Join me as we eliminate evil. Purge and purify. Purge and purify.”

The Purge: Election Year

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10. “Mutants. Since the discovery of their existence they have been regarded with fear, suspicion, often hatred. Across the planet, debate rages. Are mutants the next link in the evolutionary chain or simply a new species of humanity fighting for their share of the world? Either way it is a historical fact: Sharing the world has never been humanity’s defining attribute.”

X2: X-Men United

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11. “Progress for progress’s sake must be discouraged, for our tried and tested traditions often require no tinkering.”

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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12. President Snow: “I have a problem, Miss Everdeen. A problem that began the moment you revealed those poison berries in the arena […] If a girl from District 12 of all places can defy the Capitol and walk away unharmed, what is to prevent them from doing the same? What is to prevent say an uprising? That can lead to revolution. And then in a fraction of time the whole system collapses.”

Katniss Everdeen: “It must be a fragile system if it can be brought down by just a few berries.”

The Hunger Games

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13. “Hope. It is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is effective. A lot of hope is dangerous. A spark is fine, as long as it’s contained. Contain it!”

The Hunger Games

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14. **Evil laughter when the bad guy thinks innocent people are buying all the lies**

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15. “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”

Star Wars, Episode 1: The Phantom Menace

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16. “I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me! A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship. But it is not this day. An hour of wolves and shattered shields when the age of Men comes crashing down! But it is not this day! This day we fight! By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand!”

The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
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17. “It is our sacred duty to defend the world. And it is what I am going to do.

Wonder Woman

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