You've Been Trumped Too

Film, Documentaries
3 out of 5 stars
You've Been Trumped Too

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

Anthony Baxter returns with a sequel to his 2011 doc about Donald Trump's bid to build a golf course in Scotland – bulldozing natural beauty and local opinion

Never mind nasty women. Let’s talk about nasty billionaires. In his 2011 documentary ‘You’ve Been Trumped’, Anthony Baxter filmed Donald Trump bullying (in this case the word is an understatement) his Aberdeenshire neighbours during the construction of his luxury golf course. Trump, talking to reporters on the windy Scottish east coast (cue epic hairspray fail), said that elderly local Molly Forbes reminded him of his Scottish mum. That didn’t stop contractors cutting off her electricity and water as they bulldozed an unspoiled wilderness of sand dunes.

In this sequel, Baxter is back in Aberdeenshire. In 2011 Trump promised big. There was his claim of bringing 6,000 jobs to the area. The number is actually 95. You can probably see his pants on fire from wherever you’re reading this. Most unforgivably, Trump’s golf course continues to make the lives of Molly and her son Michael a misery. At the start of ‘You’ve Been Trumped Too’ they still don’t have a proper water supply. Molly is 92.

This is the same Donald Trump who is running for president on a pledge to stick up for the little guy (in Scotland he calls them ‘the little people’). Your blood will boil. Here’s Molly: ‘I pity America if he’s president.’ You wish she actually was Trump’s mum, for the sake of the planet Earth.

By: Cath Clarke

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Release details

Rated:
PG
Release date:
Friday November 4 2016
Duration:
79 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Anthony Baxter
Screenwriter:
Anthony Baxter