Video Essay. Emergency: Donald Trump’s “Touch of Evil”

MUBI - 02-21


The 30th entry in an on-going series of audiovisual essays by Cristina Álvarez López and Adrian Martin. As is well known, Donald Trump is a big fan of Orson Welles’s Citizen Kane (1941). But, as Errol Morris pointed out (having interviewed him for an unfinished TV documentary segment in the early 2000s), Trump tends to read Kane askew: when prompted by Morris to offer Charles Foster Kane some life advice, Trump confidently replied: “Get yourself a different woman.”