The Most Revolutionary Act


Fusion (2016)

Film Review

This documentary, filmed a month before the 2016 election, explores the life circumstances of a cross section of Trump supporters, referred to by Hillary Clinton as “deplorables.”

Commonalities shared by this demographic are

  • recent personal or family experience with job loss, bankruptcy or foreclosure.
  • strong feelings about Wall Street outsourcing manufacturing jobs to third world countries.
  • strong feelings about US politics being a “crooked” system set up to destroy the middle class.
  • strong opposition to their perceived corporate control of the two major political parties.
  • a perception that Trump, unlike other politicians, “can’t be bought.”

When answering filmmakers’ questions about Trump’s perceived racism and xenophobia, their replies vary. Some (especially women) feel that Black Lives Matter activists have a point about the abysmal way Black people are treated in the US. Others claim that Black people (and women) are demanding special privileges not enjoyed by…

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6 thoughts on “A Closer Look at Trump Supporters

  1. Watched this documentary early last year and I thought it was exceptionally insightful into the cognitive pathology of tRump supporters. Most all of the supporters interviewed — with the exception of one wealthy, opulent, hardcore partyline R’pub white woman — as tRump fanatics were clearly lowly educated because their sentence structure, grammar, and vocabulary were middle school, maybe freshman high school level speaking. They certainly were NOT minorities. Thing that make you go NOT SO Hmmmmmmm. 😉 😛

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  2. I’d be curious as to another documentary made now that could be called, “A Look In 2018 At Those Who Are STILL Supporting Trump.” Truly, if one STILL thinks Trump is fighting for the working class and is trying to hurt Wall Street, rather than simply doing all he can to help himself and his family, no matter the cost, they are not looking at reality with a bright enough light. This is a good documentary, however. I saw it a bit ago.

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