1 x 60 / January 2017

Who is Donald Trump? What makes him tick? Today the media is looking for answers in all corners of his life, from his time in military school to the disdain the Queens boy was shown by the Manhattan elites when he entered the real estate world there. But the force that has shaped Donald Trump more than anything else can be found in his family tree.

From his immigrant grandfather Friedrich, who built the beginnings of the Trump fortune on vice and shady dealings in the famous Klondike Gold Rush of the 1890s… to his father Fred, a showboating self-promoter who used FDR’s New Deal loan subsidies to build a real estate empire which discriminated against blacks.

In this film, we tell the remarkable true story of how they created and then passed down the conscience free family culture of doing whatever it takes to come out on top – and how that helped make Donald Trump into the man he is today.


★★★★★ – THE TIMES

“An intriguing look at the family tree that birthed the next Leader of the Free World” – THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

“Lots of interesting stuff” – THE GUARDIAN

“Matt Frei looks at the generations of Trump past, who built their legacy on illegal emigration, trespass and prostitution” – THE GUARDIAN

“It was a colourful documentary telling the story of the Trump family tree and it started with The Donald’s grandfather, Friedrich, a German immigrant who made his money during the Gold Rush in Washington state” – THE NATIONAL

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