Airdate: President Trump: Foreign Correspondent special


On Sunday ABC screens a Foreign Correspondent special looking at the US under President Trump.

Emma Alberici seeks answers to key questions in interviews with Republican insiders, Trump supporters, his biographer and senior political analysts.

We got to know him as a showman, a wheeler-dealer and one-time rank outsider who shocked and appalled Washington’s establishment. Now he’s set to lead the free world.

So who is President Trump?

Fifteen months ago Emma Alberici reported for Foreign Correspondent on the emerging Trump phenomenon in The Trump Show. Back then, few thought he would win the Republican nomination, let alone the White House.

Now, in a Foreign Correspondent special presentation, she returns to the US to ask if there is any prospect that Donald Trump can unite a country that’s now more polarised than at any time in living memory.

What about those promises? Will he target Muslims, eject illegal Hispanics by the thousands and wall off Mexico? Will he start a trade war with China while cosying up to Putin? Can he cut tax and build job-creating infrastructure without exploding debt? Will he rip up trade deals and kill global consensus on climate action? Will he truly Make America Great Again?

If he backs off his promises, will his supporters cry betrayal, or are they happy enough having thrown a grenade into the thick of the Washington establishment? Republicans control the Congress but how easily will they submit to a man many of them hold in contempt?

7.30pm Sunday November 20 on ABC.

One Comment:

  1. It really annoyed me that I turned ABC Breakfast on this morning at 7am and I still had over 5 minutes of Trump as the main news item. This special annoys me too, I realise there is some political and social significance, but this has been dominating our news for too long and I want them (all networks) to realise that we live in Australia not the U.S!

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