Angus Trump film director says presidential result is ‘a dark day’

Montrose filmmaker Anthony Baxter pictured on the town's High Street.
Montrose filmmaker Anthony Baxter pictured on the town's High Street.

The Angus director of two films about Donald Trump has described the news that the businessman will be the 45th President of the United States as “a tragedy.”

Anthony Baxter, of Montrose Pictures, has directed two films - You’ve Been Trumped and You’ve Been Trumped Too.

Anthony Baxter says the election result is "a tragedy"

Anthony Baxter says the election result is "a tragedy"

He released his latest documentary in October ahead of the presidential election.

Anthony, who has been touring Scotland’s cinemas with You’ve Been Trumped Too, said: “I think it is a real tragedy for America.

“It’s a dark day.

“As I went to bed last night I was watching the results and as they were coming in I had the same feeling I did with Brexit that is was going to go that way.

“When I woke up this morning I wasn’t shocked.

“I wish I could share some people’s happiness but I can’t see the positive side of it at the moment.”

Anthony travelled to the United States to confront Trump with residents from the Menie estate in Aberdeenshire who refused to move home to make way for the luxury development he was creating there.

It was claimed that they had been put under pressure by the developers.

Anthony said: “The Scottish Government should stand up for the people of Scotland and say these kinds of tactics are not acceptable here.”

The filmmaker spent the last 12 months making the new documentary, which has been shown across the US, Canada and the UK.

He also launched a crowd-funding campaign to get the film shown across America to coincide with the race for the White House.

He said the aim was to get as many people to watch it as possible before the election.

Anthony said millions of Americans tuned in on Sunday night to watch a special live streaming of both of his films.

He added that official figures showed that more than half a million potential voters tuned into watch one or both of his films over the course of two Facebook Live events with three million more reached through Facebook shares, Twitter and other social media sites.

He said: “I feel very proud of what we have achieved getting the film out before the election and so many people having watched it.”