Citizen Trump (2020)
AuthorsMcGowan, Toddshow all
There was at least one time when Donald Trump showed himself more capable than any other American president. When asked to name his favorite film, Donald Trump responded with an answer worthy of a film scholar. He named Orson Welles�s Citizen Kane (1941) as not just the greatest film ever made but as his personal favorite. Surely this is the best answer that any American president has ever given to this question. But when we first consider it, this answer seems like it must have been an unconscious slip. Trump identifies as his favorite the one film that chronicles the emptiness of a rich and powerful man who bears a remarkable resemblance to himself.