Suppressed Documentary Part 1: The Documentary on Donald Trump He Tried to Suppress

Trump Wants to Be the Ultimate Boss--But What Kind of Boss Has He Been?

Donald Trump in the 1980's and Donald Trump in 2015 Photo credit:  Trump The Movie and Marc Nozell / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
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Donald Trump’s entire career has been about creating and projecting an image of himself that suits his needs. That has never been truer than during his current presidential bid. But what lies behind the image? Is Trump the genius and unremitting success he would have us believe? Is he the master of knowing how to pull all things off, how to win big while intimidating the bad guys and be loved by everyone else?

Long ago — a quarter century ago — when Trump was already making noises about wanting to be president, some filmmakers set out to discover what the man was made of. They learned a lot — an astonishing amount. And they made a documentary. Trump, always aggressive, threatened to sue, and the film never saw the light of day.

Now, though, we’ve obtained this documentary and, in the public interest, are showing it. From today until the first votes are cast in Iowa, we will stream “chapters” of it here.

The film has a gritty tabloid quality to it–and is, by definition, a period piece. However, on the larger issues of Trump’s character and manner of operating, it is more relevant than ever. We dare you to watch this and say that, like Trump, you already “knew it all.”

This is Part 1 of 12.

Part 1 is available here.

Part 2 is available here.

Part 3 is available here.

Part 4 is available here.

Part 5 is available here.

Part 6 is available here.

Part 7 is available here.

Part 8 is available here.

Part 9 is available here.

Part 10 is available here.

Part 11 is available here.

Part 12 is available here.

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Related front page panorama photo credit: Adapted by WhoWhatWhy from Donald Trump in the 1980’s (Trump The Movie) and Donald Trump in 2015 (Marc Nozell / FlickrCC BY 2.0

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31 responses to “Suppressed Documentary Part 1: The Documentary on Donald Trump He Tried to Suppress”

  1. DMikeS says:

    The first 5 minutes are boring as hell, NO content, just vague statements that MIGHT be taken as criticism, but even that isn’t clear.
    I don’t think I’ll waste any more of my time.

  2. Frank von Winkhorst says:

    The largest pinheaded moron in the world!

    • Josey Wales says:

      And you think Hillary is better??

    • falling321 says:

      I think they are both corrupt liars who will do or say anything to protect or promote themselves. The only real difference between them is that she actually understands the issues the country is facing, even though every one of her ‘solutions’ is wrong. Trump, on the other hand, is clueless about every issue and is only spouting populist talking points, most of which are insane but sound good to the uninformed who are worshipping him. She will make a horrible president, but we can survive her. Trump is probably insane and he is definitely dangerous.

    • sb chica says:

      Stop spreading your drivel about Hillary..your stupidity is showing

    • Raymond Manuel De Mello says:

      Did he say Hillary was better? Enough with the Trumpaganda!

    • William Jackson says:

      Hell yes.

    • Chip Erwin says:

      Definitely , her life story will show her as an advocate for women and children who passed up a high paying job, coming out of college, to help people in need. She didn’t get corrupted by money until later in life: every senator except 1 or 2 are corrupted by money cause it takes a lot of money to run for office. She isn’t perfect but nowhere near as unethical as Trump, who built his entire empire on daddy and lies. His Presidency was built on lies about Hillary.

    • Chip Erwin You don’t know much about killary’s life do you?
      Ist class LAIR and a few murders under her belt too!
      We are blessed to have missed her presence in the White house but i wish she’s keep herself busy in the woods and never show her face again!

  3. Mike Lamb says:

    Around a month ago Alternet had the story of this movie about Trump and linked it to youtube.
    Having watched it I ran into a couple of interesting items.
    During the Reagan Administration when GOD (President Reagan) directed the US Navy to protect oil tankers in the Persian Gulf Donald Trump put out full page ads in major newspapers that the world was laughing at the United States and said that America should make foreign countries pay America for our protection of them.
    Then on June 1, 1989, 4 months and about 11 days after GOD (President Reagan) turned the Presidency over to his hand picked Vice President George W. Bush Donald Trump goes on a New York television interview program and says America needs major surgery, and when asked if he could be the surgeon says he would do a great job.
    Missing from this 90s documentary is speculation of what would have occurred at the Republican debate at the Reagan Presidential Library had the ghost of Ronald Reagan appeared and said “make America great again” would Donald Trump who TRADEMARKED Ronald Reagan’s word from 1980 (what President Obama should have said a couple of years ago is “you didn’t make it, you bought it from someone else then exploited it” – after all that’s the Trump method.
    And as for Donald Trump claiming if he shot someone his fans would support him – HEY DUMBO TRUMP the voting public is not supposed to be fans that kiss your feet or kiss your ass. You as an announced politician are supposed to represent them, say yes when they are right, say no when they are wrong and explain why they are wrong.
    What is horrible is that the slime pool of Republican candidates is just sooooooooo badddddddd that Donald Trump looks good in comparison.
    Hell Chris Christie came out in a debate and said he would shoot down Russia fighter jets over the country of Syria and Rand Paul, attempting to put a bit of sanity into the insane asylum that is the Republican candidates said if you want a nuclear war you have your candidate right there in Chris Christie.
    Seems like it is time to bring back the 1964 “Daisy Ad” for the 2016 campaign.
    The problem is that in the Republican Party that Chis Christie is not some aberration that can simply be dismissed as an aberration, Ohio Governor Kasich in that same debate said he’d like to punch Russian President Putin in the nose, Carly said she would not talk to Russian President Putin. Rubio thinks he anointed by GOD to determine who may fly and not fly over any country in the world and enforce it with U.S. military power (from my limited courses in the world history of the past 100 years I do not recall Hitler, Mussolini, or Tojo ever claiming the right to set up no fly zones thousands of miles from the borders of their countries).
    Maybe we should look at the Republicans and drift back to Robert Scheer’s early 1982 book “With Enough Shovels” titled after a comment by a Reagan appointee that “with enough shovels” that we could survive a nuclear war because dirt is just great.
    I mean with some of these Republican candidates, if they get elected President I’d expect that inaugurations balls the evening of January 21st would be replaced by the evacuation of Washington, DC as after saying “So help me God” (not in the oath of office because the Constitution bans religious tests) orders the military forces of the United States to launch a preemptive first nuclear strike on Russia.
    With the weapons that are in the world today, if you elect the wrong person President of the United States you will not need to worry about the future of your children or grandchildren or great grandchildren because they are going to be dead, in the nuclear blasts, the radiation fallout, the destruction of civilized society and all that it entails, and nuclear winter.
    The possibility of a Donald Trump Presidency should frighten all of us, HOWEVER, Donald Trump is far from the worse that is being offered us in the 2016 election.

    • Dmember says:

      Any of the other 16 Republican candidates for president would have been wonderful compared to Trump. We lost our chance and now the Dems get to rule again.

  4. Paul Schmidt says:

    When do we get to see the other 11 parts?

  5. Dee says:

    People will vote for anyone due to desperation.

  6. Comments editor says:

    The video should now be working. Thanks everybody for your patience.

  7. Comments editor says:

    Thankyou for speaking up about the video problem. The technical department has been informed, and I will post updates as they arrive. Your patience is appreciated.

  8. Mark says:

    Appears the video has been taken down.

  9. W00dsW0MAN says:

    Apparently successful in preventing me from watching it (01/20/2016). Guess I’ll never know what a sketchy kinda guy he is.

  10. VoxFox says:

    The fact that The Trump is so popular says so much (bad) about America; there can be little hope for this failed civilization.

    • Dmember says:

      Well ain’t that the truth! And I can’t believe the otherwise ‘normal’ folks that like him. I guess that’s because they’re like him…mean hearted.

  11. Ciaran Wood says:

    Why didn’t Trump just shut down this part of the internet? :-)