You’ve Been Trumped Too

Director: Anthony Baxter (2016) BBFC cert: PG

This random, repetitive and hastily made documentary to attempts to give the US presidential election a Scottish accent.

A sequel to his investigation into Donald Trump’s executive golf course in Aberdeenshire, Anthony Baxter struggles to move the story on.

The golf club is still there, the many promised jobs aren’t and 92 year old Molly Forbes still hasn’t had a regular water supply since her pipeline was cut during its construction in 2011. Her son Michael is taken to the US to meet Trump supporters and describe his experiences.

In its best moments this raises important questions about who the local authorities relationship with Trump’s business. There’s plenty of anger and forthright Scots opinion, but no clear narrative and never a clear idea of what is hoped to be achieved.

@ChrisHunneysett

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