Donald Trump Modeled His Life on Cinematic Loser Charles Foster Kane

In 2002, Errol Morris was hired to make a short film for the Academy Awards. Its premise was simple: a parade of talking heads describe their favorite movie. One of these speakers, Donald Trump, professed his love for Citizen Kane. More than that, he strongly identified with its protagonist-the plutocrat and newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane.

Errol Morris on the Time He Filmed Donald Trump Missing the Point

This two-part feature takes as its starting point a conversation between Errol Morris and Donald Trump, in which Trump discusses his favorite movie, Citizen Kane. Part 1 investigated the parallels between Trump’s rise and the fictional plot of Citizen Kane. Part 2 turns to Errol Morris for more answers.

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