How does Donald Trump compare to Homeland's President-elect Elizabeth Keane
Unlike Donald Trump, Homeland’s new President-elect Elizabeth Keane is a pacifist who speaks diplomatically and appears well briefed on details.
In contrast, Trump shoots from the hip, provokes controversy at every turn and has a tumultuous start to his presidency with protests across the world.
Keane, played by House of Cards actress Elizabeth Marvel, bears a striking resemblance to Hillary Clinton and has a calm professional manner like her.
It seems as though Homeland’s producers wanted to mirror reality but mistakenly assumed that Clinton was going to win the US election.
After Trump’s surprise victory, Homeland co-creator Alex Gansa said his first reaction was “Oh my god, we are now counterfactual to the point of being irrelevant."
He told Hollywood Reporter: “We just came back to the fact that Homeland, after all, is a fiction. And in the past, it's been world events that have caught up with the show.”
Homeland's new President resembles defeated presidential candidate Hillary Clinton
Mr Trump is not a pacifist and has repeatedly vowed to bomb the hell of out ISIS, strengthen the military and defeat Islamic terrorism.
But in the first episode of season six, Keane takes a very different tact and suggests the idea of pulling the US millitary out of the Middle East.
She asks: “What about getting out? Leaving? Telling the American people this isn’t working and bringing our forces home. All of them.
“If the war isn’t winnable, what are we still doing there?”
Donald Trump's Action Plan
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What follows is Donald Trump's action plan to 'Make America Great Again' within the first 100 days of Presidency.
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She adds that perhaps it is time to recognise that not every problem in Middle East has a “military solution”. Later it emerges that her son died in Iraq.
Trump has long attacked America’s foreign policy in the Middle East. But he has promised a new winning approach, instead of admitting defeat.