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A Trump in the crowd

A Trump in the crowd

In "A Face in the Crowd," the 1957 film starring Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal and Walter Matthau, directed by Elia Kazan and written by Budd Schulberg, the plot revolves around how a megalomaniac is brought down by his comments being broadcast on television over an open mike of which he is unaware.

The parallel with Donald Trump's "locker room" comments situation is eerie ("Trump escalates fight with GOP leaders as party unity frays," Oct. 11). Sometimes, fiction does indeed become fact.

Marc Raim, Baltimore