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Director Ron Howard begins by saying that he has discovered a long-lost movie of the week based on Donald Trump's bestselling book The Art of the Deal, that was written, directed by and stars Trump himself. The film starts in 1986, where a young boy stumbles into Donald Trump's office holding a copy of the book The Art of the Deal. Trump must then take a call from Merv Griffin, who refuses to sell him Taj Mahal Casino and Resort in Atlantic City. Trump then describes his background and personal history in order to educate the young boy.

Chapter 1: The Art of Intimidating Rent Controlled Tenants, which takes place in 1983, Trump meets a homeless man and convinces him to scare away the tenants of one of the buildings he owns.

Chapter 2: The Art of Defeating Totally Bogus Discrimination Lawsuits features Trump in 1973 butting heads with the Mayor of New York City, Ed Koch. He agrees with club owner Igor Cassini that he won't sleep with any of the wives of the other club members. Trump recruits Roy Cohn to help him fight discrimination charges, which they win. Jerry Schrager becomes Trump's new lawyer after Cohn dies of AIDS.

After performing a rap about litigation with hip-hop group The Fat Boys, Trump introduces Chapter 3: The Art of Suing Those Losers at the NFL. He recounts his feud with Pete Rozelle over the New Jersey Generals, which causes Trump to sue Rozelle for breaking anti-trust laws. A judge rules in favor of Trump.

After learning that the young boy is named Jose, Trump cuts to commercial and has him replaced with an Asian-American boy.

Trump's wife Ivana enters the office, talking about her time working at the Trump Castle in Atlantic City. Trump then introduces Chapter 4: The Art of Buying a Casino from the Hilton Family, which recounts Trump traveling to meet Barron Hilton, who sells him a casino.

In Chapter 5: The Art of Marrying a Gorgeous Immigrant, he recounts his wedding to Ivana in 1977, where his best man was ALF.

Trump once again tries to negotiate for the Taj Mahal with Griffin, to no avail. Trump's architect Der Scutt shows Trump his design for the Taj Mahal. After learning that the replacement boy is Japanese-American, Trump asks for a new kid, this time who is African-American, who immediately gets replaced by a Caucasian boy.

The final chapter, entitled Chapter 6: The Art of Building the Trump Tower, has Scutt and Trump discussing the plans for the soon-to-be-constructed Trump Tower in 1978. Trump meets with Tiffany & Co. head Walter Hoving in order to discuss the air rights above his building. Protesters from the Metropolitan Museum of Art protest Trump destroying valuable Art Deco sculptures, but he is apathetic to their concerns.

After the boy tells Trump everything he's learned from him, Merv Griffin finally relents and sells Trump the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. As Trump and his friends are about to celebrate his 40th birthday, a time traveler comes from the year 2016, planning on stopping Trump from running for President of the United States. But then, the 2016 Trump apparently appears, wiping the time traveler from existence. 2016 Trump assures 1986 Trump that he will become President. When Trump and the boy blow out the candles of Trump's birthday cake together, they apparently switch bodies.

In a post-credits scene, Ron Howard says that the film was so bad, he's now forced to reexamine his passion for filmmaking, imploring the audience to forget the film or Donald Trump ever existed.

Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie is an Comedy movie that was released in 2016 and has a run time of 50 min. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8 and a MetaScore of 75.

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| 2016 | 50 min | 5.8/10 | 75/100
Johnny Depp, Ron Howard, Alfred Molina, Robert Morse
Jeremy Konner