The Fire Breather: Donald Trump

2016 ,    »  -   29 Comments
Ratings: 6.95/10 from 95 users.

Can nothing stop Donald Trump? On his journey to securing the Republican party nomination for the next President of the United States, he has been plagued by never-ending waves of negative publicity; the level of which would sink any other candidate with ease. Now, his messages of anger and words of condemnation against various minority groups have inspired a series of volatile and often violent incidents at his rallies. Yet his poll numbers and victories throughout the primary season keep escalating. The new documentary short titled The Fire Breather, produced by CBC News as part of their acclaimed The Fifth Estate series, takes a biased, but thoughtful look behind this unprecedented phenomenon.

From the start of his campaign Trump was severely underestimated by officials and pundits in the establishment, many of whom are still reeling from the extent to which his message has resonated with voters across the country.

With insights from several interview subjects, including esteemed NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw and Rolling Stone political writer Matt Taibbi, the film attempts to identify the core of Trump's appeal. His first asset is his celebrity. He is already a familiar face to many tens of millions of Americans, and his reality television experience makes him ideally suited to the increasingly surreal and vapid political circus. His most valuable distinction, however, is his ability to tap into the fears and anger of the nation's disenfranchised; the citizens who feel powerless over financial constraints and the growing threat of terror.

The film contends that Trump's rhetoric has inflamed widespread support of racial and religious intolerance among those who are most susceptible to his message. This is apparent in his expressed views on immigration reform, his encouragement of civil disobedience during public events, and his call to impose a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States. As despicable or offensive as these tactics might appear to Trump's detractors, there's no doubt in their effectiveness in the modern political arena. The Fire Breather peels back the curtain to reveal the inner workings of an outsider who has outplayed even the most deeply embedded political elites.

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29 Comments / User Reviews

  1. Vincent

    Dead on.

  2. Rxpert

    The movement behind TRUMP represents truth, logic, common sense and the absolute anger, heartbrake and frustration of the people at a GOVERNMENT gone mad! Love him/hate him, I don't CARE! But the country gave a community organizer & a country destroyer 8 YEARS!...I say, let's give a business man the same chance to try to make America great again!!! We CAN NOT give it to that lying evil b**** Hillary Clinton, a serial liar! She will be the last NAIL on the coffin...

  3. icu

    who would you be more afraid of, Armin Meiwes or Donald Drumpf? I'd rather live in the same home with Meiwes instead of living with Drumpf as a president. btw, does anybody know how to move to canada??

  4. act

    He cares for the people, and love America and that is why he is running to make America Great again. He is self- financing and not control by any establishments. Go President Trump!
    God be with you.

  5. User1

    There's going to be alot of folks fleeing to Canada. I'm starting my winter collection now.

  6. vance

    you got to be Asleep to believe the american Dream.

  7. oculto

    I'm a Canadian and we've started building our own brick wall to keep out American refugees fleeing the Trump Occupation. :D America deserves whatever it gets.

  8. Adam

    Trump is the only thing to strike the establishment as he has since the inception of a conspiracy. He may not be 100% truthful, but there is no way anyone can lie take office and do a complete 180 without being put in the ground or impeached. For those out there who know nothing but mainstream you truly need to understand that the GOVERNMENT is our devil. A GOVERNMENT is to never be trusted, when you go to the voter booth and cast your vote your vote actually goes to a delegate of that party not the candidate. This is where you must wake and understand that the founding fathers and the current state of society never wanted to invest full power into the people cause we could really do some damage if so, either way the delegates aren't going to take your vote and place it necessarily where you put it. The mainstream media is in a frenzy doing whatever they can to possibly derail the Trump supporters. The establishment "government/elites" are freaking out, this started as a joke but now the power has come to shown he can't as of yet be controlled. Don't believe the propaganda, your news outlet, your community are all brainwashed. Bring back liberty and make America great again! To be awaken from the slumbers visit

  9. Ann

    People against Trump are absolute idiots. No one can name one racist statement he has spoken. Being against ILLEGAL immigration isn't racist. Being against radical Muslims isn't racist.

    Being against the thieves stealing America right out from under us is isn't hateful.

    If you are so naive as to not keep searching for answers as to how anyone under incredible federal investigation can be running for president, you are the problem.

    If you are uninformed that there is a power move to create one world UNELECTED government, then you are the problem.

    Donald Trump IS American and will make decisions that favor AMERICANS.

    You are so ridiculous and stupid as to assign the blame of violence to him and his supporters. The protests are financed by George Soros. Wake the F up.

    A hundred million dollars has been spent to stop him, so ask yourself how much is to be lost by him being elected?

    The gravy train must end with illegals, outsourcing, the fraud that is the Clinton Foundation, Paul Ryan the traitor and the budget to finance conflict in the Middle East. OMG I could go on all day.

  10. Ann

    This is so full of lies! I've been to five Trump rally's and there was zero problems! It only started happening when the PAID PROTESTORS show up who can't even articulate why they're there! LOL Media prostitutes! Useless whores that you are.

  11. Common sense

    People need to stop listening to the news... Do your own research and learn the truth.... If the law makers break the laws then who is going to convict the law makers?? Someone said impeachment??? I still see obama i still see hillary i still see bush walking the streets... Call it what you want but impeachment will never happen and everytime someone tries they get assasinated plain and simple

  12. GunnarInLA

    ...would Trump be "worse" than George W. Bush..? – ...would he be worse than Ted Cruz..? Do people understand what Ted Cruz is all about?, there is danger if one ever saw it...but it's all besides the point. – The POINT is that once it has been established, that "the system" utterly lacks walks away...
    If you were invited to a game, but were told it had been "fixed" so that you would lose, would you still go...? The problem is that the US "citizenry" does not recognize or understand reality – they keep voting and THIS... is the greatest gift to the established perpetual power structure – the critically important illusion of "democracy" can be sustained...
    A severe crisis is what's needed – a crisis that would force everything out into the open...such a crisis could be brought about "in a peaceful way" by bringing down voter participation to such low levels it could not be ignored...
    The US is functionally a dictatorship, masquerading as a "democracy" has to be that way, since the true aims of the collective leadership are diabolically criminal...(and "they" know, that full disclosure of all pertinent facts regarding the events of September 11, 2001, would end the United States as it currently exists...)
    I won't watch this documentary

  13. Anne Tyler

    THIS DOCUMENTARY IS PROPAGANDA AND LIES - MORE CHARACTER ASSASSINATION ACCUSATIONS FROM PEOPLE WITH NO CREDIBILIT because they support Hillary Clinton, a career criminal that the FBI has investigated and wants to be prosecuted by Obama's totally corrupt "Justice Dept" headed by Loretta Lynch the female clone or race-monger Eric Holder - refuses to do so.. This country is in serious trouble and the evidence can be seen in the totally unprofessional conduct of politicians of both parties and by the media who are nothing more than propaganda distributors. The childish and unprofessional conduct is the result of career politicians DESPERATE to save their corrupt apple cart. Trump's appeal is that finally we have someone who doesn't grovel to the news media or other politicians, who doesn't apologize when the hypocrites make accusations of bias - you want to see BIAS just look at the news media covering up for an illegal president who funds and covers up for islamic terrorists. The evidence is all there if you want to look but most liberals and those who have surrendered to political correctness won't look. This documentary is another shameless example of the danger we are in. You wonder how evil has happened in history you are looking at it. The newscasters joining in the assassination are a disgrace. The most important responsibility of a journalist is to serve as public watchdog to safeguard the truth which is why historically they have had protected status. That status is no longer deserved because they are traitors promoting the same kind of evil that we have seen throughout history. You wonder how the German people could have let their country fall under the spell of Adolph Hitler - this is the retelling - the names and locations and details vary but it all comes down to the same thing. Power corrupts and those who have it will do anything to keep from losing it.

  14. Doris

    Just so you Americans know, we have it worse up here with the neanderthal Trudeau running things. He is hell bent on the division and destruction of Canada, Canadians and our way of life. It was painful to watch our neighbours to the south fawning all over him. He is a narcissistic, egotistical, moronic excuse for a human being, never mind a leader. Oh, and by the way, his immigration policies will be putting your safety at risk, have no doubt. There will be much strife here when the nice dog is antagonized beyond its' tolerance.

  15. Mena Reno

    Trump vs Hillary. The duck and the weasel. The ego and the id. Each has the opponent they deserve.

    History has shown that most political contests ultimately come down to the two who most effectively oppose each other on the one issue that matters most to the populace. All other considerations are trivial. In this contest, only one issue matters: immigration.

    Is America a people or a proposition? That is the voting booth question.

  16. don hinton

    you stated that America needs to fix our budget and deficit. You should also state that he is a financial genius. So you want another moron running and destroying America and the constitution? Trump makes more money in a day then the current socialist in power does in a year.

  17. Gertrude van Voorden

    Just an act to play the electorate. Listen to his AIPAC speech and see an entirely different man, an outspoken zionist, unconditional supporter of Israel, soon to be grandfather of a jewish grandchild he proudly claims and of german jewish paternal ancestry. According to one docu shown here in the Netherlands, someone who formerly worked with him came up with quite some dirt on the man. He and Hillary when speeching for AIPAC could have been comparing notes, so much in agreement they were.

  18. Fabien L'Amour

    If Trump gets the Republican nomination, I don't expect he will win the election. His only achievement will probably be to damage the Republican party to the point that it will split or disintegrate even if he doesn't get the nomination due to a contested convention.

  19. Daisy

    Ann, The criminal Establishment did not spend millions of dollars, they invested One Billion Dollars to work to stop Trump. Right now they are up to manipulating what they call "super delegates" to work to steal the nomination from him even if gets the required # of delegates to be legitimately nominated. They are scared to death of him and what he plans on doing. Yesterday some saw an add on Craig's list offering a pay of 15 $ an hour to go protest at Trump's rallies. And if that is not dirty and scummy, what is? All those that are after Trump are vile pathetic cowards and traitors. If Trump wants to build a wall it is perfectly LEGITIMATE as ever sovereign nations has walls build around it, including the criminal Vatican and Mexico which both have walls build around them to prevent illegals from gaining access to their territories. Mexico has it built across its south border. 20 millions illegals are sucking this country's blood and Tom 'Scumbag' Brokaw think "we don't want those jobs"?!?!? I mean what kind of corrupt gangster would make such phony claim?!? I want any job so long that it is honest and I cannot find one because slimballs like him are encouraging employers to commit a FELONY by hiring illegals as they don't have to pay anything for them. Shame on anybody who attacks Donald Trump for the sole reason He is not Politically correct and he speaks the people's voices.
    BTW, I read several articles that claim that The Bilderberg Group and the Shadow Government already set their eyes on the evil bitch as President. And that speaks for itself as far as who is corrupt and bad for this country and who is not!!! So in other words, 2016 Elections are nothing but front show for what the criminals who are too cowardly to show their faces are working to cook against the people of this country.

  20. jackie freitas

    This "documentary" sucks. Watched 10 minutes...UGH. TRUMP 2016

  21. That Guy

    So you guys don't like it because it shows a little bit about the truth of Donald Trump? Wake up, get over it, think and make your final decision based on facts not trumpian bullshit. It's so sad to see so many people not realizing that Trump calls for suppression of civil rights, not only of foreigners but of American citizens (there is something f***ed up about Americans that foreigners are perceived as sub-human, or an inferior class of humans). That is probably why he's been so successful. Yet I think many people don't realize that he's the status quo, he's the establishment, the top 1% that has killed the so called American dream.

  22. JR

    This was just a hit piece on Trump. I'm really not for Trump, however both the mainstream media and the government made their bed here. They should take notice that in the last two election cycles, it has been the outside, (usually conservative) Candidates that have excoriated the election process. First we had Ron Paul, to which the media actually lied and fed an incredible amount of disinformation about; now we have Trump--to which again the mainstream media has thrown everything against him...including the kitchen sink to NO AVAIL! It is laughable at what Candidates 'we the people' have to choose. I mean, it's like choosing between Jeffery Dahlmer and Charles Manson! Even with Hillary (I mean, she should not be Dog-Catcher, never mind being proffered for President!), she's had a TV show, has bought off every mainstream and media outlet, as well has the whole Democratic Political machine behind her--AND SHE PROBABLY WONT' HAVE ENOUGH HORSEPOWER TO DEFEAT TRUMP!!! Absolutely incredible. Again...both the mainstream media and our government bought this hook-line and sinker. They deserve what they are getting.

  23. Michael

    I'm mystified by the attention Donald Trump continues to receive.

    No matter what he says in the moment history shows he has never followed through with most of the things he says unless he benefits, financially or otherwise. Whether supportive of Trump or not, when he's in a position of having to answer questions like so many others it's obvious to see and hear him avoid questions altogether. His answers change constantly while he's speaking or immediately following any discussion.

    With an open mind common sense suggests that the majority of what Trump details is not possible. Most of what he offers is constitutionally impossible, financially not feasible, or socially destructive. Common sense would direct any intelligent person to understand a wall between Mexico/USA could never be built and maintained for a "few billion". The suggestion that Mexico is going to pay for it would be exactly like building a fence between two neighbors. One builds the fence and demands the other must cover costs, an impossible task.

    Donald Trump's actions have through the course of time proven that he is generally only interested or involved in actions that offer him attention and/or cash.

    Supportive or not, listening to Trump speak rarely if ever does he not suggest how wonderful, in fact "tremendous"(Trump's own word) he or anything that he offers is. Americans should only be considering what and who would most benefit the country. Not who would benefit themselves. Republican or Democrat voters need to consider what history shows them. Politicians very often say what is required for them to be voted in. I'm not offering any suggestions but history shows the Clinton presidency was one that was very beneficial to the country. Hillary Clinton has experience in the White House personally and professionally. Time and energy required by most candidates to become familiar is not required. Donald Trump's history shows a list long of businesses that fall apart. Any money Trump has made has been to the detriment of others involved.

    With proper attention all voters can research the history a candidate has followed. It is that that should be the true consideration in all actions followed. Not what others suggest or don't. Everyone has their own opinion, unless willing to listen to others there should not be an expectation to voice it either.

  24. Lila

    It continues to amaze me that people continue to fall for the same nonsence and even though I know how much pain it will cause I sometimes wish that the supporters get what they desire.

  25. David Tomesek

    I love how everyone makes Trump out to be a "Monster". But in reality the moster has been the enslavement of the working people themselves. We are just coggs in the wheel of the political machine. They have cornered us and then shake every last dime from our pockets at every turn. The monster isnt Donald Trump, it's the real American People that are tired and pissed of to the point of no return. We are told what we can say by the politically correct crowd and what we need to do for all of those who have mastered the system and sit on their asses while the rest of us work and fight to keep a bit of our earnings. We face two of the most dispicable people to ever run for office. Hillary, the totally corrupt and addictive liar and murderer, and Bernie a self proclaimed socialist/communist who only a few young fools that dont understand that all of the "free stuff promises" are all going to need to be paid for by someone and it will be themselves if he doesnt complete the financial collaspe that Obama has implemented first. I mean really, whats wrong with keeping our country American. We need a wall built and we need to get those that have invaded our country the hell out of here. They broke the laws of our country! They are criminals! They need to get out and if they really want to be Americans there is system for them to come here legally! As for the Muslims, its all true. I dare anyone to go to Dearborn, MI and see whats going on there. It's no longer an American City! I've seen it and its frightening to be there. They do not adhear to our laws except the few they use to their benefit. These people (not all) obviously, but enough, hate us as Americans and will eventually try to destroy many of us. They too are comming across our boarders and we are ignoring it. It only takes a few to inflict great harm, we need to stem the tide until a system of vetting them is put in place for our own protection. Our economy since 2008 has been a joke. The government continually scews the numbers every month untill they are accepted as real. Unemployment counting proceedures were changed by the Obama administration so as to not count those that have stopped looking for work. They count "part-time" workers, as well as just plain lie to us. Are you kidding me? Only a fool would believe their numbers. Job growth has been a complete joke for nearly eight years. Our debt is completely out of control to the point that a collaspe is nearly eminent. People, we are at nearly 20TRILLION in debt not counting over 200 TRILLION in unfunded liabilities. We are BROKE and Sanders wants to give out more free sh*t? Never in my lifetime did I ever imagine that I would see commercials for food stamps and welfare, but I have. An Obama phone, really? Now free college and everything else under the sun? Get the F**K out of here! Yes we are the real monsters. We want those that are capable to provide for themselves, we want all the phones cancelled and we what to keep our own money that we worked for so our own families can be happy too. I don't really give a sh*t about the loosers that suck on the teet of the government. GET A JOB! Trump is the last chance we have to put this mess right again. We need to do it right before its too late. Build a wall, stop all the free cr*p, throw out the criminal illegals and give me back my medical plan I had before Obama care was crammed down our throats, I still have my own plan, but it has f'd up the entire system with those beggars that dont pay for anything. So as you can see, I am a Trump supporter, and I am a monster or anything else you want to call me. I'm a 20 year+ retired Air Force Veteran, father and good husband. Never one day of unemployment in my entire life. No freebies here. I worked for what I have. So if you don't mind I'll just call myself an American! PS, my grandparents came here leagally! Have a nice day and GO TRUMP!!

  26. Pax

    the man is a serious r*tard.
    if America decided that this blatant m*ron should become their next president then no good will happen. His pig ignorance of world matters is astonishing and I can hardly see him being able to be anything resembling diplomatic.
    He is a prime example of the extreme stereotype of Americans that people worldwide mock and dislike yet somehow is being celebrated and lauded and ....... a serious candidate for presidency?
    holy jumping sh*tballs...
    I forsee many diplomatic doors closing and the UN having to use small words because they might know even better words than Donald Trumps "best words" that he knows.... and much trouble ahead is this m*ron get elected

  27. Angelo ruiz

    I've said this many times. This article confirmed it. He used the anger that cictizens have been expressing do a long time. He's a huckster who knew how to take advantage of the situation .

  28. cerno

    Ive been a Republican for over 33 years , So of course I am going
    to stand with my party.

    I first and foremost am an American , and thats truely all I want
    to be. Its all any of us should be motivated for ! But with this
    completely surreal and sadly , humorous democratic attitude , Im
    left almost speechless. Your all acting like such Children who didnt
    get a place a the growns up's table !
    And even more embarrassing , you show the entire World , how Hateful ,
    how racist , how ignorant Democrats really are !

    You've gone 'round the bend on this term lose , and need to grow up !!!

    Your democratic president is now going to be gone , your liberal
    agendas and underminding - controlling ways will soon be terminated ,
    so I guess for just a second , I can feel sorry for you

    ..... ok , times up.

    TRUMP , will be president , He will without any doubt make a big
    difference in America for the working man to have a chance again.
    And After this 8 year reign of the largest deficit know the history
    of our country , after all the democratic handouts, all dry up ,
    "you'll all have to actually get out of bed , 'wash' and get a job ,
    AND WORK FOR a living NOW !!!!

    ... So , I can understand why so many of these liberals are bitching.
    " No free ride ANYMORE !!" So then , its now time to grow up and act
    accordingly , stop being the Sore Losers and start showing support for
    our new president , All the recounts and 'Russian Hacks' in the world
    are NOT going to save you anymore , no more lame excuse's !!

    Get a job now , go to work , nomore cry baby tears or excuse's !!!

    GROW UP !!!!

  29. Jrock

    Slightly better disguised propaganda than the last anti-Trump hit piece I watched. Best part was erasing the murder stats off trumps retweet and just stating "it's not true" and then quickly moving on..... like okay, so what are the real stats then lmfao?

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