The CBC Aired 'Home Alone 2' Without Donald Trump's Cameo and Americans Lost Their Minds
In the 1992 film, Trump interacts with Macaulay Culkin's Kevin character in the lobby of the Plaza hotel. It's a tiny cameo, and one that CBC opted to trim for its televised airing of the movie.
"As is often the case with feature films adapted for television, Home Alone 2 was edited for time," CBC head of public affairs Chuck Thompson told Variety. "The scene with Donald Trump was one of several that were cut from the movie as none of them were integral to the plot. These edits were done in 2014 when we first acquired the film and before Mr. Trump was elected President."
Of course, that reasonable explanation was not enough to appease the American public, who lost their minds over the supposed "censoring" of the film.
On Fox & Friends, they had a heyday with Trump being deleted from the film:
"It's also censorship" — here's Fox & Friends whining about a Canadian network cutting a scene featuring a Trump cameo from a broadcast of "Home Alone 2" pic.twitter.com/WXYVEhoZ0l— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 26, 2019
There were also, of course, innumerable angry posts from a variety of Trump supporters online. The big man himself even weighed in, although he suggested he was "just kidding" about the whole thing.
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
The movie will never be the same! (just kidding) https://t.co/FogquK1ei7— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 27, 2019