Mark Burnett and Donald Trump inside the MGM film strip that typically encircles a roaring lion. Inscribed in the film are the words "Outwit", "Outplay", "Outlast". On both sides of the image are logos: Amazon Studios on the left and Tiny Horse on the right. The background is red white and gold curtains.

Trump Inauguration Reality Series: TOO HOT for TV

Longtime associates of Mark Burnett worked all sides of a last-minute deal with Amazon Studios for a 2017 reality TV series about Trump’s inauguration that evaporated as quickly as it appeared, with ominous questions now swirling around the FTC’s review of Amazon’s $8.5 billion acquisition of MGM Studios — and the existence of nearly 20 hours of unaired footage reported here for the first time exclusively by THE KNOWS™.

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