Looking Back on a Trump Presidency

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the American Airlines Center on September 14, 2015 in Dallas, Texas.

Back in August, when the Atlantic published a piece by Jon Lovett titled "Looking Backward on the Presidency of Donald Trump," the colorful vision of a post-Trump America seemed like a satirical critique of our media environment. But as Trump's candidacy gains steam, Lovett's piece -- which traces Trump's tenure as the 45th president -- is starting to look more like plausible, if unintentional, prognostication. From the not too distant future, we relive the shock and confusion of those early days and trace the path of the next four years in a radio dramatization set in a sadder but wiser post-Trump America. 

Adapted from the article by Jon Lovett for The Atlantic.

Narration by Andy Lanset

Trump impersonation by Ed Kelly


"Theme" from the film "Requiem for a Dream" by Clint Mansell

"Theme" from the film "Schindler's List" by John Williams

"Graysmith" from the film "Zodiac" by David Shire

"The Chairman Dances" by John Adams

"Theme" from the film "The Village" by James Newton Howard

"Everything Comes Around" from the film "Looper" by Nathan Johnson

"Germany Lullaby (ft. Martyn Axe)" by The Kiboomers