TRUMP: Anthony Baxter's film, delayed by years of legal action, finally secures a timely digital release as Donald Trump's bid for re-election looks increasingly shaky.
Nick Holdsworth
Nick Holdsworth
Our regular critic.
Published date: August 20, 2020

If you check IMBD, Anthony Baxter’s You’ve Been Trumped Too throws up a couple of curious figures – it was released in 2016 and the global box office is a paltry $6,615. To use a typical expression of the film’s noxious subject, it looks like a film made by a total loser. But for Baxter, who first crossed paths with Donald Trump in his 2011 film You’ve Been Trumped about the Tump organisation’s clash with Scottish locals over plans to build a golf course on the Aberdeenshire coast, this sequel looks like a winner.

Seen briefly at a few festivals before a flurry of legal letters and threats issued by Trump stopped it in its tracks, You’ve Been Trumped Too is being released across a raft of digital platforms August 18, just 12 weeks before the US presidential election November 3.

Devil in the details

Filmed in the year or so before Trump’s 2016 presidential «win» (like so many things to do with Trump, the devil is in the detail – the truth is that he lost the popular vote but was elected due to the arcane rules of the US Electoral College) the film pivots around the petty, personal battle Trump and his nasty (a favourite Trump word) organisation wage for years on a 92-year-old Scottish grandmother and her …


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