True Believer: And God Created Trump

Produced by Luc and Virginie Besson and directed by Laurence Haïm, one of the few journalists permanently accredited on Donald Trump’s press plane during the 2016 election, this is a unique look at the 2024 Presidential election.

How is it that the country with the largest number of scientists in the world, which is inventing the technologies of tomorrow, is on the verge of tearing itself apart? How is it that Trump is succeeding in this tour de force, rallying to his cause the ultra-rich, the ultra-poor and part of the middle class? Even more incomprehensible, why is this man, who is being prosecuted in 91 cases, whose background and behaviour is the very antithesis of that of a saint, being hailed as ‘God Sent’. How did it come to this?

To deconstruct and understand the Trump of 2024, Haïm has been following him since the beginning of his campaign, immersed as closely as possible with his team and supporters.

This is a road movie about AmericaTrump, the candidate and his supporters in an increasingly fractured America: an America disillusioned, split in two, sometimes conspiratorial and convinced that it can only regain its power with the help of ‘God, Guns & Trump’. Without descending into caricatures, it captures the essense of the Trump campaign and this new populist democracy: the America of 2024.


  • Year: 2024
  • Duration: 52 mins
  • Production: EuropaCorp
  • Director: Laurence Haïm
  • Available Versions: ENG, FRA
  • Country of production: France