The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation edited President Donald Trump out of Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, and Trump responded to the incident by claiming that Justin Trudeau had his scene removed.
Trump’s cameo appearance in the 1992 Christmas comedy is about seven seconds long, but it did not appear in the version that was aired on the CBC throughout December. After Fox News and Donald Trump Jr. weighed in, calling it “censorship” and referring to the omission as “pathetic,” the President weight in himself. Trump tweeted out an article about the incident, referencing Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by saying, “I guess Justin T doesn’t much like my making him pay up on NATO or Trade!”
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
Trump later tweeted out an article criticizing the CBC, saying that “The movie will never be the same! (just kidding).”
In reality, Trudeau had nothing to do with the decision to remove Trump’s scene from the film, as they edited out several scenes from Home Alone 2 to shorten the two-hour flick.
When CBC acquired broadcast rights to Home Alone 2 in 2014, several edits were made to adapt the movie for television. At the time, a total of eight minutes was cut from the film, including a short scene featuring Donald Trump. https://t.co/qP3ixItTd1
— CBC News (@CBCNews) December 26, 2019
According to the CBC, they removed a total of eight minutes, and their deletion of scenes was completely unrelated to Trump. In fact, Trump has been omitted from the CBC version since 2014, before Trump launched his presidential campaign in 2015.