Trump at Studio 54 (Radio 4, Sunday) is a title that promises Disco Donald on the dance floor. Studio 54 was the notorious Seventies New York club that gave stars a place to come out to play. Donald Trump is now the 45th President of the United States. Was he really a regular there? No.
Frances Stonor Saunders’s shapeless, bulging documentary made that plain. Trump was there just once, on opening night, to be seen, get his name into newspapers, acquire status. He didn’t dance. Or drink, or smoke, which must have made him an outsider in the Studio 54 crowd.
The programme’s real story was of his lawyer who took him there, Roy Cohn. Cohn, who also represented Studio 54, plus various mobsters, built...
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