The trailer for filmmaker Alex Holder’s highly anticipated docuseries centered around the Trump family before and after last year’s Capitol riot has been released and features intense video from the Capitol building as supporters of the 45th president raged over the 2020 presidential election results – with one shouting, “Get the roaches out.”
The 2-minute, 24-second trailer first obtained by Politico is a glimpse of Holder’s extensive access to the former first family, both at campaign rallies and inside the White House, and was among the footage the filmmaker turned over under a subpoena to the House select committee investigating the events of Jan. 6, 2021.
The Discovery + docuseries – titled “Unprecedented” – features interviews with the former president; his children Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric; and son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner.
The trailer includes behind-the-scenes glimpses of Holder’s interviews, showing Trump fussing over the placement of a table with a glass of water on it, Kushner saying, “Is that OK?” while fiddling with his tie, and Ivanka pressing the filmmakers about the appearance of a line on her dress.
Clips of the interviews are spliced in between title screens that read: “With exclusive access… to the most controversial family in the world” and “Gaining Power is easy… Surrendering it is not.”
One piece of footage that raises eyebrows in the trailer depicts Eric Trump making a phone call in which he says: “For the sake of this country, we’re going to get these guys.” The context of the call is not made clear.
Tuesday’s trailer also featured a montage of violence as Trump supporters breached the Capitol.
At least one rioter is heard saying, “We’ve got to get the roaches out, all of them” while pointing toward the building, while another person says, “This is my house” while holding a letter from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office .
The trailer also featured soundbites describing the former president, with Kushner calling Trump an “unconventional person” and Donald Jr. saying his father “believes that everything he’s doing is right.”
“Trump has always looked at his project as a dynastic one,” one talking head is heard to say.
As the music fades near the end of the trailer, Trump can be heard faintly in the background asking, “Do you miss me yet?”
Holder appeared before the committee last month and has previously stated that he “had no agenda” coming into the project.
“We simply wanted to better understand who the Trumps were and what motivated them to hold onto power so desperately. We have dutifully handed over all the materials the Committee has asked for and we are fully cooperating, ”he tweeted June 21 in response to the subpoena.
The panel is expected to hold at least one more public hearing this month and could air some of Holder’s footage then.
A release date for “Unprecedented” has not yet been announced.