The Choice 2016: full documentary

The full two-hour special episode of PBS’s Frontline documentary series on the 2016 U.S. presidential election is available to view in full online now. The documentary follows the political trajectories of both of the two major party candidates for President of the United States, Democratic nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican nominee Donald J. Trump. It follows Clinton’s four-decade long career in politics and Trump’s relatively recent foray into the political arena, which was of course preceded by a life-long career in business and real estate.

One of the most interesting revelations in the documentary is that Donald Trump’s determination to be the 2016 GOP presidential nominee and potential president in 2017 can be traced to the night of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in 2011 where he was ridiculed by President Barack Obama for helping spreading the racially-tinged lie that the nation’s first African American President was not born in the United States. According to Truth About Trump author Michael D’Antonio, Trump sees it as his personal mission to “redeem himself from being humiliated by the 1st Black President.” And according to Trump ’16 campaign surrogate Omarosa Manigault, “Every critic, every detractor will have to bow down to President Trump.”

Learn more about the two appalling major party candidacies in the movie below:

3 thoughts

  1. Caleb, you know me from my blog. Perhaps Donald Trump began his vendetta, to become President, for President Barack Obama having called him out at the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner. But, given his endless list of psychological problems, one that I don’t recall ever reading about is a firm quest to prove himself to his father, Fred Trump.

    In fact, it is highly suspect as to whether he has ever accumulated one billion dollars, let along ten. If you look at that partial Tax Return for 1995, his Income that year (line 6), roughly $3,25 million, although I’d take it, is not what billionaires make if they just collect loose change in the cushions of the couch. If you had $10 billion in a one percent cash account, at the end of the year you would earn $100 million. Some tax experts, who have written about his financial situation, suggest that he has had many years of Net Losses and that, often times, his father bailed him out.

    By the way, Trump had tested the waters of running for President before 2011. For someone who has scammed his way to faux wealth, the Presidency was the last trophy out there!

    1. That’s an excellent way of putting it. Some of it was touched on in the documentary, his earlier flirtations with running for president. Also, a lot of people forgot before the past two election cycles just how deeply entrenched Donald trump’s racism truly is. Just look at the lynch mob he led against the Central Park 5, who despite irrefutable proof of their innocence, he still insists are guilty. A man such as this should certainly not be president.

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