On 16 October 2012, Donald J. Trump tweeted the following to director Anthony Baxter: "Your documentary died many deaths. You have, in my opinion, zero talent." Curiously, Trump later requested to be interviewed by Baxter for the sequel A Dangerous Game (2014).
The honorary Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) that Donald J. Trump is seen being awarded by oil billionaire Sir Ian Wood at The Robert Gordon University in September 2010 was revoked in December 2015 following widespread protests in the UK about Trump's anti-Muslim rhetoric during his campaign to become Republican Presidential candidate in the US.
In 2012, Bill Forsyth wrote in The Guardian of the similarities between the real-life events captured in this film and the plot of his classic film Local Hero (1983), admitting that Baxter's work had left him "dazed and shocked, with a numb feeling of individual impotence".
The later tele-movie, Dark Side of the Greens (2015), is a television follow-up to this film, and is about the continued opposition to Donald J. Trump's plan to build a huge golf course on Aberdeenshire coastal wilderness. This time, director Anthony Baxter now looks at other global beauty spots under threat.
A Dangerous Game (2014), a sequel to this film, investigates how land developers like Donald J. Trump allegedly use golf as an excuse to build huge luxurious resorts at the expense of the locals and their ecosystem, and abuse natural resources.
This film's sequel, You've Been Trumped Too (2016), was released in time prior to the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election race where Donald J. Trump ran as a presidential candidate for the Republican Party.
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The second part of the film's closing epilogue reads: "Two months after the March of Menie, Donald J. Trump told an Aberdeen newspaper he would not seek compulsory purchase orders to remove residents from their homes. Mr. Trump then announced he was considering standing as a presidential candidate in the United States. In June 2012, Mr. Trump threatened to abandon his promise to build a golf course hotel, saying a proposed offshore wind farm would spoil the view."
The first part of the film's closing epilogue reads: "Over a 12 month period, the Trump Organization declined repeated requests for an interview, to respond to the charges made during the making of this film. The Scottish Government and the Grampian Police Force also declined interview requests".