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Trumped: Inside the Greatest Political Upset of All Time (2017)

TV-14 | | Documentary | 27 January 2017 (USA)
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Unprecedented access and never-before-seen footage of candidate Trump, from the primaries through the debates to the dawning realization that the controversial businessman will become the 45th President of the United States.
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Mark Halperin ... Self - Interviewer
John Heilemann ... Self - Interviewer
Mark McKinnon ... Self - Interviewer
Donald Trump ... Self
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In a behind-the-scenes look at the biggest political upset in recent history, Mark Halperin, John Heilemann and Mark McKinnon offer unprecedented access and never-before-seen footage of candidate Trump, from the primaries through the debates to the dawning realization that the controversial businessman will become the 45th President of the United States.

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One-sided, as expected, from The Politico
10 February 2017 | by schweikartSee all my reviews

First, there is little original in this documentary: it is 100% taken from "The Circus," the Showtime series on the 2016 election with Mark Halperin, Mark Mckinnon, and John Heilemann, liberals all. Second, for the subtitle "Inside the Greatest Political Upset of All Time," there is almost zero understanding of why this happened.

Heilemann's final "Americans wanted to throw a bomb into Washington and see where the rubble bounces" comment was not enlightening as to WHY a bomb is needed in the first place, or why the horrid Obama regime had drive so many white, black and Hispanic Americans to desperation. Van Jones's inane comments about the election being about race shows (thank God) that the moronic media still doesn't even begin to understand what happened. One would think a movie like this would have tried to explain just that.

There is an amazing scene, totally un-commented upon (probably unnoticed) that occurs with Heilemann and Halperin immediately after Trump won the primary as they sit at a restaurant with Robbie Mook and John Podesta. The Politico guys are saying in essence, "Well, his tactics worked so far, but they won't work on you, right? RIGHT????" Mook was all sunshine pumping, but Podesta looked very, very concerned and said that the traditional slime tactics used by Democrats would not work on Trump, that he was impervious to that. My belief is that the knew then they were in for a helluva fight, and on the night before the election--in a clip the movie did NOT use---again Halperin asked Podesta about his confidence and rather than saying they had it in the bag, he deflected, dodged, and was again very, very concerned (cause he knew the real numbers, and likely was afraid to tell Hillary).

The documentary did an extreme disservice by not capturing any of Hillary's meltdown on election night. but overall, the lack of any serious analysis as to Trump's strengths, the lack of curiosity as to why virtually EVERY poll was wrong at state levels---this is a lame attempt and we still await a real, solid documentary about the election.


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