‘You’ve Been Trumped’ only manages a glancing blow on an easy target
You’ve Been Trumped
Directed by Anthony Baxter
It’s difficult to criticize Anthony Baxter’s documentary You’ve Been Trumped, because at no point does one want to appear to take the side of cartoonish American entrepreneur Donald Trump. Trump damns himself with his own tongue several times over, just in the limited media materials that Baxter samples. However it seems that Baxter opts for many heavy strikes when a light touch would do, and as such he does not give Trump the skewering that is so richly deserved.
At issue is a golf course in Aberdeen, Scotland, which the Trump empire announced its intention to build in 2006. A group of Aberdeen residents has opposed the golf course from the outset, and they have refused to move from their homes despite the threat of Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPOs) to remove them by law. Baxter, who hails from nearby Montrose, has been in on the story from the very beginning.