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'The Making Of Trump'
(Donald Trump, et al / DVD / NR / 2016 / LGF)

Overview: The swagger, the ego, the outrageous claims...the hair! This is the story of how a kid from Queens took New York City and then the nation by storm. So, what's his story? And what kind of leader might he make? From his interviews with Phil Donahue to statements from celebrities, politicians, and those close to him, rarely seen footage sheds some light. Love him or hate him, Donald Trump is a true American phenomenon.

DVD Verdict: Though not my political cup o' tea, this fascinating 2-hour HISTORY special delves into The Donald's past, filling in the details and digging up the truth behind his legendary rise, fall and comeback.

As every day of Donald Trump's presidential campaign seemingly generates new headlines, this two-hour special examines the increasingly polarizing candidate's past. Again, and for the record, I am not a political component here, just a reviewer, but there are times watching this compelling work of cinematic documentary-style visual entertainment when even I had to sit back, shake my head gently, and quietly applaud (internally) The Donald's forthright stand on many a subject held dear to the US nations hearts.

Also included is rarely seen footage from Trump's interviews with Phil Donahue and his comments about politics from the floor of the 1988 Republican convention. Additionally, celebrities, politicians, and people described as "close to The Donald" weigh in, including former US Senator Al D'Amato (R-N.Y.), former Atlantic City mayor Jim Whelen, boxer Mike Tyson, and notorious "Apprentice." All in all, if you are glued to the current political climate, or are just a fan of The Donald, 'The Making Of Trump' is an excellent way to spend two hours getting to re-know the man that might be President. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.