President Trump might not be the biggest movie buff in the world but he’s had his fair share of cameos in Hollywood productions over the years, usually playing himself.
Over the years Trump has played Waldo’s Dad in “The Little Rascals,” and he played himself in Whoopi Goldberg’s “Eddie,” “Zoolander,” “Two Weeks Notice” and “Marmalade.” But his biggest cameo was in “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” when he gives Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) directions.
And this country’s broadcast company had the audacity to cut Trump’s cameo out of “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.”
What earned President Trump his star on the Hollywood walk of fame was his hosting and executive producer duties on “The Apprentice.”
But he has been a New York City staple, an icon, for decades and for that reason particularly, his name has been mentioned in many movies over the years. Trump has always been gracious and bent over backwards to accommodate Hollywood productions whenever they’ve reached out to him for help.
In Taylor Hackford’s “The Devil’s Advocate” starring Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, and Charlize Theron – about a Florida lawyer who is offered a job with a high-end New York City law firm where he is forced to choose between the luxury life and compromising his morals – the producers reached out to Trump.
The producers requested if they could use Trump’s penthouse suite for a scene featuring a character played by Craig T. Nelson. Trump agreed to lend him his apartment for free in exchange for being mentioned somewhere in the movie. They happily obliged.
Trump also lent a helping hand on the production of “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” where he had one of the more famous cameos of the 1990s. In the movie, Macaulay Culkin’s character walks into the Plaza hotel and a passerby (Trump) asking him “Excuse me, where’s the lobby?” Trump points and says, “Down the hall and to the left.”
Both “Home Alone” movies are both considered to be staples of the Christmas season and you can find networks playing those movies during that time period.
The Canadian Broadcast Company featured the sequel as a part of their Christmas movie lineup but they decided to cut Donald Trump’s cameo out of the movie, which stirred quite a controversy on social media.
In fact, some people pondered whether Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was responsible for pulling the cameo, but that hasn’t been proven.
One Twitter user wrote, “You guys are the biggest bush league ‘journalists’ of all time. Editing out Trump’s cameo in Home Alone 2. What kind of state-sponsored bulls–t is that? #Defund.”
Another wrote, “Don’t love Trump, but come on folks – Your hysteria over this man has risen to evangelical fervor. Guessing he’ll be scrubbed from history books too?” That is an objective point of view by a level-headed person.
The CBC is government-funded, which is why another tweeted, “Welcome to the liberal government-controlled media.”
More than anything else, it’s just petty.
Donald Trump Jr. was quick to call out the nonsense saying it was “pathetic.” He added, “Imagine being so ‘triggered’ that you can’t even leave a Christmas movie alone without editing.”
Trump Jr. just wrote a book called “Triggered” where he discusses this level of Trump Derangement Syndrome and false “wokeness.” Canada’s just mad that Trump won’t let the country get away with taking advantage of the United States like they have been in years past.
There was a time when Hollywood was respectful to President Trump and now they can’t stand him being our commander-in-chief. What changed?