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Trump Takes On the World

Season 1
Donald Trump was one of the most shocking presidents in American history. One particular area of controversy were his foreign policy decisions, as this jaw-dropping political documentary on BBC Select explores. With access to his top advisors, as well as the world leaders that Trump tried to do business with, the reasoning and strategy behind his often baffling maneuvers are investigated.
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  1. S1 E1 - Friend or Foe?
    February 9, 2021
    From the start of his presidency, Trump fell out spectacularly with some of America's oldest allies, as this exhaustive BBC Select political documentary reveals. With first-hand accounts from key players, crucial meetings and summits where the US president shocked his foreign counterparts are explored. As Trump pursued his 'America First' agenda, global alliances were dangerously threatened.
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  2. S1 E2 - Pax Trump
    February 16, 2021
    As this remarkable documentary on BBC Select continues, President Donald Trump turns to the Middle East. He quickly takes America to the brink of war with Iran, then shocks the world by pulling troops out of Syria. With first-hand accounts from key players, including rare interviews with top Iranian officials, insiders recount Trump's attempts to turn US foreign policy in the region on its head.
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  3. S1 E3 - Maximum Pressure
    February 23, 2021
    In the final episode of this astonishing documentary on BBC Select, Trump sets his sights on Asia. We hear the extraordinary inside story of how threats of nuclear war against North Korea give way to a bromance with Kim Jong-un, one of the world's most brutal dictators. Using real-estate bargaining tactics, a trade war with China is launched. Did Trump's unorthodox approach actually get results?
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Norma PercyLucy Hetherington
Brook-Lapping Productions
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