Today was an exercise in escaping the rain, first with lunch, then shopping, then tea, and finally dinner and a film at the Filmhouse. “You’ve Been Trumped” is a documentary about Donald Trump’s new golf courses on the northeastern coast of Scotland. I would like to say it is a good documentary, but it was much too sentimental for my tastes, focusing on the human interest element as opposed to uncovering the more difficult questions behind it all. I still don’t understand how Trump was able to purchase hundreds of acres in an SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) in the first place.
Regardless, the documentary turns a critical eye on a celebrity whose greed is overshadowed only by his egoism. I would recommend watching the film if only to be horrified at how little we are doing to stop him.