Dinesh D‘Souza Responds to President Obama’s Attacks on ‘2016: Obama‘s America’ | TheBlaze.com For arguments sake, DSouza addressed the Obama campaigns attacks one by one: 1. DSouza falsely claimed that President Obama said he didnt believe in American exceptionalismwhen in fact the President has repeatedly praised Americas exceptional identity and core values. First of all, the documentary doesnt claim that, DSouza said. But I do claim that in an earlier book called The Roots of Obamas Rage, that he doesnt believe in American exceptionalism. I say that based upon the fact that Obama was asked about that specifically in 2009 and he said we are no more exceptional than the Brits and the Greeks, everybody thinks they are exceptional. And so the meaning of Obamas response is, if everyone believes they are exceptional, no one really is. 2. DSouza falsely asserted that President Obama funded $2 billion in Brazilian oil exploration even though numerous fact checkers and reporters have noted that President Obama had nothing to do with the loan. DSouza said not only is that true, but he actually understated the case. Well, the Obama administration has not only approved the $2 billion in subsidies to Brazil, but after that the Obama administration has given billions of dollars to Mexico and Columbia to drill for oil, so I actually understated the case, he told TheBlaze. The money was approved by the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which handles these types of transactions, DSouza explained, but the bank falls under the Obama administration, leaving the president ultimately responsible. So this is a case where the Obama administration is refusing to take responsibility for its own actions, he added. 3. DSouza falsely charged that President Obama backed Scotlands release of the Lockerbie bomber only weeks after the Obama administration had put out a statement opposing Scotlands decision to return Abdelbaset al-Megrahi to Libya and sent a letter to the Scottish government raising the administrations strong objection. Firstly, there is no reference to the Lockerbie bomber in 2016, according to DSouza. This is a recycled White House attack on my book, The Roots of Obamas Rage, in which I refer to a memo that was sent by the Obama administration telling the Scottish government that if they were going to release the Lockerbie bomber, Obama would prefer that he be kept in Scotland and not sent back to Libya, the best-selling author said. He continued: So basically, Scottish officials understood that to mean that the Obama administration was giving them the green light to release the guy as long as they kept an eye on him thats how the Scottish government read Obamas memo. So my original report was correct, and in any case, that has nothing to do with the film. 4. DSouza even claimed that President Obama passed the bank bailouts when the facts clearly show that it was President Bush who signed the Troubled Asset Relief Program into law in October 2008. DSouza says he never claimed that President Obama was alone in passing the bank bailouts, however, for President Obama to argue he did not approve of the action is disingenuous. That is true but a technicality, he said. The fact of the matter is, Obama was included in those discussions, he approved of them. He said publicly that he supported the bailout and subsequently the stimulus. For Obama now to disclaim responsibility for things that he has signed off on seems a bit disingenuous. The fact that the Obama White House is annoyed with the success of 2016 only shows that they are worried, DSouza told TheBlaze. They have succeeded in keeping these facts off the public menu all this time and now they feel like they have to work really hard to prevent people from seeing the film, he said, taking a deep breath before continuing. We are asking one fundamental question: who is Barack Obama? We are investigating the presidents background, his ideology and the implications of his ideology for the future. We are a truth telling team ourselves and I guess his truth telling team is trying to prevent us from getting our message out. DSouza attributes the documentarys overwhelming success to the nations desire to know more factual information about Obama. Even pro-Obama people have seen the movie and marveled at how much they learned about Obama that they didnt know before, he explained. I think that the film goes into territory that has been previously unexplored. In fact, it even goes into territory that the Romney campaign wont touch, he added.