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The Brit Who Tried to Kill Trump (2017)
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The Brit Who Tried to Kill Trump (2017)

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Michael Sandford, a slim, pale man in T-shirt and trainers walks up to a police officer, his head slightly bowed, and appears to ask a question. After a couple of seconds he makes a fumbled grab for the officer’s gun, then quickly gets pushed to the floor. The crowd around him start to holler and cheer.

So begins the unlikely and upsetting story of The Brit Who Tried to Kill Trump – a new BBC documentary about Michael Sandford, the young man from Surrey with a number of mental health problems who attempted to shoot Donald Trump at a Las Vegas rally in 2016.

The 18-year-old Michael had moved to America the year before to be with a girlfriend he had met online. Despite the attempts of his mother, Lynne, to stop him and then to stay in touch, Michael gradually lost contact with his family until, in June last year, Lynne received a phone call from the Foreign Office to inform her that her son had been arrested. The documentary, which was filmed in one month and released on BBC iPlayer the day after it was finished, to coincide with the presidential inauguration, follows the Sandford family as Michael stands trial in the US.


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