Due to a large quantity of people I’m going to interview soon being on holiday, just to keep things ticking over, episode 147 of the Scottish Independence Podcast is a few interesting clips pulled from here and there that you may have missed.
Sharon is not a native Scot, but came to the country and got involved in politics on the Yes side of the Indy debate.
We talked about those decisions and her reasons for them. We also discussed disability issues in the UK and Scotland as, due to family circumstances and her work, she has a good knowledge of the subject. Furthermore, as someone not from Scotland originally, she provides an interesting perspective on the Scottish cringe. Finally, and at the risk of giving away where she comes from, we had a wee natter about Trump.
It often happens that the media are so obviously trying to assassinate someone’s character that the viewer begins to feel sorry for the subject of all the vitriol, and actually comes out of the ordeal more popular than before.
That DOESN’T happen with this documentary about Donald Trump, even though it is such an obvious attack piece.
The film was commissioned in 1988 by Leonard Stern as the first of a series on celebrity businessmen and finished in 1991. Back then, the only way for a film to be seen was on television or in the theater. Donald threatened to sue any broadcaster or distributor that took on the film. In effect, it was suppressed. It was screened twice in back-to-back standing room only showings at the Bridgehampton Community House on July 3, 1991, the same day that Donald announced his engagement to Marla Maples.