Earlier this week, The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation recently aired 1992’s Home Alone 2 with President Donald Trump’s brief cameo in the film cut out.
It caused a noticeable ripple of Republican discontent as Trump’s brief appearance in a scene with Macaulay Culkin, offering the protagonist Kevin McAllister some directions “Down the hall and to the left,” Trump tells the lost youngster.
While reports suggest that the cut was made not as some political move but as a decision to remove eight minutes of the film’s 120-minute run time to make room for commercials.
“As is often the case with feature films adapted for television, Home Alone 2 was edited for time,” CBC’s head of public affairs Chuck Thompson confirmed. “The scene with Donald Trump was one of several that were cut from the movie as none of them were integral to the plot.”
Donald Trump has now had his say, with a dig at the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “I guess Justin T doesn’t much like my making him pay up on NATO or Trade!” he said.
I guess Justin T doesn’t much like my making him pay up on NATO or Trade! https://t.co/sndS7YvIGR— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 27, 2019
He went on to laugh off the joke, “The movie will never be the same! (just kidding).”
The movie will never be the same! (just kidding) https://t.co/FogquK1ei7— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 27, 2019