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Citizen Trump

Nonfiction: Politics
Unabridged   3 hour(s)
Publication date: 06/29/2021

Citizen Trump

A One Man Show

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Digital Download ISBN:9781696606615


Writer/director Robert Orlando presents the follow-up to his acclaimed documentary Citizen Trump.

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Product Description

Writer/director Robert Orlando, locked down during the Covid-19 pandemic, learned Citizen Kane was Trump's favorite film, and the parallels were astonishing. Both Kane and Trump are swaggering masters of media, and both claim to stand for the working man. "Orson Welles, the boy genius of Kane, was possessing me from the grave," states Orlando.

In Orlando's acclaimed documentary Citizen Trump, we witness Trump, like Kane, trying to escape unglamorous beginnings. A decades-long effort to rise as aspiring Hollywood mogul, real estate player, darling of gossip columnists, casino owner, dabbler in politics, and reality TV star. Each new stage was a rehearsal for his role as president. In this follow-up to the film, Orlando takes an even deeper dive into the nature of Trump's background as an entertainer—and how it led to the miraculous upset of Clinton and his rise as president.

Truth-be-told, Kane was crushed by scandal; Trump was not. He triumphed above front-page divorces, bankruptcies, unprecedented media attacks, and political chaos. Did his failed attempt at re-election end his star power? Citizen Trump gives us our looking glass.

Author Bio

Robert Orlando is a filmmaker, author, entrepreneur, and scholar. As an entrepreneur, he founded Nexus Media. As an award-winning writer/director, his films include the thought-provoking documentaries Silence Patton, The Divine Plan, and Citizen Trump. His books include Apostle Paul: A Polite Bribe and The Divine Plan.