Roy Cohn personified the dark arts of American politics, turning empty vessels into dangerous demagogues - from Joseph McCarthy to his final project, Donald J. Trump. This thriller-like exposé connects the dots, revealing how a deeply troubled master manipulator shaped our current American nightmare.Written by
The title of this documentary comes from a 2017 complaint that President Donald Trump reportedly directed at his then-attorney general Jeff Sessions. In January 2018, the New York Times reported that when Trump learned that Sessions would recuse himself from the Justice Department's investigation of possible Trump campaign involvement in the Russian plan to interfere with the 2016 election, Trump was furious. In the presence of many White House officials, Trump launched into a tirade in which he accused Sessions of failing to protect him, during which he asked, "Where's my Roy Cohn?" Cohn had been one of Trump's early mentors and had also served as his lawyer and "fixer." See more »
When Cohn is described as having gone into the filthy water of the Hudson River under the George Washington Bridge, an image is shown of the Williamsburg Bridge over the East River instead, on the opposite side of Manhattan. See more »
Humans like all animals try to save energy, for us we call it laziness. Ignorance is one manifestation. Cohn was the opposite - intelligent, relentless, and he knew how to take advantage of that human condition, "It is the use of the big lie ... accusation ... in the name of Americanism ... political value of wrapping yourself in the flag ... and always when meeting with reporters say 'God bless America'". Cohn stoked fear from McCarthy & the communists to N.Y. mobsters then eventually to N.Y. real money - real estate & the Trump family. Even when the Justice Dept. went after the aforementioned he still won by taking advantage of ignorance & as he taught Trump - change the discussion by attacking your opponents.
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