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#Unfit: The Psychology of Donald Trump

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Docu diagnoses #45 with malignant narcissism.

Movie NR 2020 83 minutes
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It certainly won't persuade any Trump fans, but this documentary puts forth one of the clearest analyses of the 45th U.S. president's controversial, polarizing behavior. Directed by Dan Partland, #Unfit: The Psychology of Donald Trump features a wide array of interviewees, including high-ranking doctors and historians; former intelligence officer Malcolm Nance; co-founder of the Lincoln Project George Conway (husband of former Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway); Anthony Scaramucci, a former director of communications under Trump (he held the position for 11 days); sportswriter Rick Reilly; and Richard Painter, ethics attorney under President George W. Bush.

The film is fairly scattershot, ranging from intelligent psychoanalysis to discussion of Trump's golf game to quite a few snippets of archive footage (much of which has been seen thousands of times). But it has a good, calm energy, comfortable in its logic and its ability to speak freely. It even addresses one major criticism -- how can doctors analyze a patient they've never met? -- and provides a reasonable explanation (as well as untangling the "Goldwater Rule"). And Scaramucci offers a well-reasoned justification for Trump's fervent supporters ("It's an anger-based vote"). Overall, #Unfit: The Psychology of Donald Trump is, predictably, alarming, and it certainly has a limited shelf life, but it also demonstrates that knowledge can give fear a run for its money any day.

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