Thurs­day Don­ald Trump: Scot­land’s Pres­i­dent – 9pm, BBC One Trump: An Amer­i­can Dream – 9pm, Chan­nel 4

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HAPPY Trump­day. One year ago to­day, we were wak­ing up to the news (or still awake, hav­ing been sit­ting up all night chew­ing the car­pet as it be­came clear) that Don­ald Trump had been elected as 45th Pres­i­dent of the United States. Mark­ing the date, the BBC’s Glenn Camp­bell presents this doc­u­men­tary, ex­am­in­ing “Scot­land’s dif­fi­cult re­la­tion­ship with Trump”. The film ex­plores the coun­try’s pre­vi­ous ex­pe­ri­ences of the man and his meth­ods, as ex­em­pli­fied by his golf devel­op­ment at Me­nie in Aberdeen­shire – pre­vi­ously the sub­ject of the bril­liant doc­u­men­tary You’ve Been Trumped, the cur­rent state of play around that project comes in for par­tic­u­lar scru­tiny here. En­light­en­ing stuff, with con­tri­bu­tions from, among oth­ers, lo­cals neigh­bour­ing the course, the great pho­tog­ra­pher Harry Ben­son, and sundry Scot­tish politi­cians. Mean­while, Chan­nel 4 rolls out An Amer­i­can Dream, the first in a four-part pro­file of Trump and his rise to power, stuffed with ar­chive footage, and fea­tur­ing con­tri­bu­tions from friends and not-so-friends.

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