UK’s Channel 4 recently showed this entertaining documentary appropriately entitled:
The Mad World of Donald Trump
Matt Frei enters the colourful and mad world of presidential hopeful, Donald Trump.
Discover the man behind the brand, from the multiple divorces, the bankruptcies, the public insults aimed at women who crossed him to claims of bullying Scottish residents who stood in the way of his golf resort.
It’s the all-consuming story of a privileged multi-billionaire tycoon who has now decided to use his considerable resource to become the most powerful person on the planet
Presenting the film is Matt Frei, who says: Whether or not ‘the Donald’ goes on to win his party’s nomination or indeed the White House his dominance in the polls and his bare knuckle style encapsulate America’s journey from hope and change to fear and loathing… He is a one man herd who thrives on trampling over America’s most sacred sensibilities knowing that the outrage of New York, Washington and Hollywood only swells his support amongst Americans who feel left behind and unheard”.
Frei is on the campaign trail, meeting those who oppose Trump as well as his fervent supporters who believe he is the epitome of American success and will deliver on his promise to “Make America Great Again”. Leading the polls for the Republican presidential nomination Frei asks if “The Donald”, as he is known, can really go all the way and make it to the White House.
The piece includes an interview with the British (Independent TV) newscaster and journalist Selina Scott who did a profile of him in 1995. Trump threw a hissy fit when he discovered he could not dictate what Scott reported.
The documentary shows footage of Trump with TV presenter Selina Scott in New York in 1995 initially being charming towards her. In the clip, the Republican party candidate says: “I love beautiful things. That’s why I like you so much… She is beautiful…even though she doesn’t believe it.”
Earlier on in the filming he revealed that he wanted to have the newly divorced Princess Diana as his wife. (That would also have made him step father to a future King of Britain)
Princess Diana was not having it according to Scott, saying that Trump gave her the ‘creeps.’
Scott also comments on Trump’s political success in the documentary, saying; ‘It surprises me that any woman in America can vote for this guy. They must be out of their heads.‘
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