From Dinesh D'Souza's appearance on the Friday edition of FOX & Friends:
BRIAN KILMEADE, FOX NEWS HOST: All right. Dinesh D'Souza joins us right now for his first TV interview since his official pardon.
Dinesh, what was it like to get the call from the president? Did you know it was coming?
DINESH D’SOUZA, CONSERVATIVE AUTHOR AND FILMMAKER: I did not know. I was in my office just working away and the operator came on the line and said, is this Dinesh D'Souza? Yes. Hold the line for the president of the United States. And there was Trump.
And the president said, Dinesh, you have been a great voice for freedom. And he said that I got to tell you man-to-man, you’ve been screwed. He goes, I have been looking at the case. I knew from the beginning that it was fishy.
But he said, upon reviewing it, he felt a great injustice had been done and that using his power, he was going to rectify it, sort of clear the slate and he said he just wanted me to be out there, to be a bigger voice than ever, defending the principles that I believe in.