Why did a shy, unassuming British boy attempt to assassinate Donald Trump?

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In 2016 Michael Sandford, an unassuming 20-year-old from a quiet British town, attempted to assassinate Donald Trump. At a rally in Las Vegas, Sandford tried to grab a policeman’s gun and shoot the presidential candidate.

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In this extraordinary film, we hear from his family and from Michael himself and learn how a young man with no history of aggression became a politically radicalized assassin.

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