Canada’s national broadcaster attacked Donald Trump’s conservative base by broadcasting the favorite home movie Home Alone 2 without a scene in which the president would attend.
The Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) claims that in 2014 Trump’s short portrait – and a total of eight minutes of film – had been removed to create advertising space.
Trump, a prominent media character at the time, appeared in 1992 when Macauley Culkin, Kevin, separated from her parents and found herself in a New York Plaza hotel. Trump, one of New York’s most prominent entrepreneurs at the time, appears on the screen for a few seconds and tells Kevin that the lobby is “down in the lobby and to the left.”
The film was aired on CBC earlier this month without Trump’s portrait earlier this month, but this adjustment was later picked up by right-wing intelligence centers, causing fury among the president’s supporters.
These included Donald Jr, who shared a link to a news article on Friday suggesting an edit was an example of a “virulent left-wing media bias”. He repeated the article he shared, calling it “pathetic.”
Charlie Kirk of the conservative organization Turning Point USA claimed that the scene was interrupted “because it humanizes a person whose left love dehumanizes”.
The President himself then honored himself on Twitter and revised the reference to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
“I don’t think Justin really liked getting him to pay for NATO or trade!”, He added, adding that the film will never be so sure again (just kidding!)
Donald J. Trump
The movie will never be the same! (kidding) https://t.co/FogquK1ei7
27 December 2019
CBC spokesman Chuck Thompson said in a press story published on the broadcaster’s website: “As is often the case with feature films adapted for television, Home Alone 2 has been edited over time.
“The scene with Donald Trump was one of a few that was cut out of the movie because none of them was part of the storyline. These adjustments were made in 2014 when we first received the film and before Mr. Trump was elected president. “
On Christmas Eve, apparently before he learned of the modified broadcast, Trump told members of the US service that it was a “very big hit” and that it was an honor to be in the film.
“Many people mention it every year, especially around Christmas,” he said. “They say,” I just saw you, “especially small children. They say,” I just saw you in the movie. “