In May 2016, parents of a 20 year old named Michael Sandford had reported that their son had gone missing in America. Twenty three days later Michael turned up at a Donald Trump campaign rally in Las Vegas.
Shortly after Trump took to the stage Michael approached a police officer, seconds later he attempted to take the officers gun. At first it was unclear as to what his intentions were but when questioned by the secret service Michael stated that he planed on shooting and killing Donald Trump, saying that he was a racist who deserved to die.
Michael quickly found himself in the middle of a media storm and at the mercy of America’s notoriously harsh justice system. After pleading guilty, Michael faced many years behind bars. This film set out on a journey to discover how it was that a young middle-class boy from suburban Surrey who suffers from a form of Autism known Asperger’s end up trying to assassinate the most controversial and high-profile man in the world.
Following Michael’s family we witness their uncertainty of the situation unfold as the man their son attempted to kill becomes president of the United States.
14 Comments / User Reviews
The parents are as delusional as Michael….All of them deserve the positions they have found themselves in.
F-ing Brits desperately need to mind their own business
Nah they got it right
Poor kid. Poor Mum.
Your father screwed a retard, that’s why youare such an idiot! ?
Whats worse for Michael is how much his parents failed him…..Just like in the UK as in the US, LAWYER UP!
I am by NO means a Trump supporter!
All three of them are SO NAIVE. -His mother states he doesn’t deserve to be in prison, YET he tried to assassinate the future POTUS… Mom lets her son blackmail her into letting him go to the USA. The father naively thinks his son was being influenced by someone to kill Trump, yet he abandoned his wife and son. Michael believed he could steal an officers pistol and whether he knew the consequences or not; he will face his reckoning.
This family HAD 16 years to get the help Michael needed – in Canada, like in the UK, Michael was able to utilize the subsidized healthcare system and yet his parents completely failed him…NOT the system and NOT the Americans.
you are a disgusting person to even use that word,u should be in a prison.
The poor boy needs to be on meds., and get the help he needs. At least while he is here, they can treat him. I wonder how many people out there wants to do the same thing he tried to do, because Trump IS a racist. Trumps father was arrested in 1927 for leading a KKK parade through Brooklyn , but the charges were dismissed of course.
all humans are racist
Dude this Boy is not getting treatment in a maximum facility….what treatment he would receive is as follows:
1. Solitary Confinement
2 Solitary Confinement
3. Solitary Confinement
You’re 3 times more likely to die from choking than a mass shooting you mongoloid.
Yeah…your real intelligent I see.. mongoloid?! Ha ignorance is bliss But To each is own, or real talk.., maybe Try educating…or not speaking. Opinions lol oh man.