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Filmmaker calls Democrats 'party of slave plantations' at Florida Republican convention

Dinesh D'Souza made remarks at Sunshine Summit

Conservative filmmaker and author Dinesh D'Souza speaks during the final day of the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 31, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Some of the biggest names in the Republican Party made appearances at the conference, which hosts 1,500 delegates from across the country through May 31. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Conservative filmmaker and author Dinesh D'Souza speaks during the final day of the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 31, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Some of the biggest names in the Republican Party made appearances at the conference, which hosts 1,500 delegates from across the country through May 31. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Attendees at a conference of Florida Republicans applauded and laughed during a speech in which a conservative provocateur said the Democratic Party was historically the party of the Ku Klux Klan and segregation.

Author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza referred to the Democratic Party as the "party of slave plantations" at the Sunshine Summit conference on Friday.

D'Souza also said the political platform of the Nazi Party in Germany would sound similar to that of the Democratic Party if the word "Jew" were replaced with "the top 1 percent."

President Trump recently pardoned D'Souza, who was convicted of a campaign finance violation in 2014.

In February, D'Souza mocked on Twitter a photo of Parkland students upset over the failure to ban assault weapons in Florida. He later apologized.