Donald Trump In "My Poor Little Angel 2": The Controversy Over The Scene Erased By a Canadian Television Channel

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                    Trump appears in "My poor little angel 2", the 1992 film starring Macaulay Culkin (center)

For the Canadian national television network, the CBC, it was all about time.

Having removed a scene from "My poor little angel 2: lost in New York" (Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, 1992) in which the then New York tycoon Donald Trump appears was to save some minutes.


This was stated by the CBC spokesman, Chuck Thompson, who explained that a total of 8 minutes of the two-hour tape had been trimmed to make room for commercial ads.

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The Christmas movie was broadcast earlier this month at the CBC, but many Trump supporters criticized the US president's scene being removed.

In the film, little Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) enters the luxurious New York Plaza Hotel and asks a man (Donald Trump) where the lobby is.

"At the end of the hall, on the left," Trump replies, in a scene in which he appears less than 10 seconds. In 1991, he was the owner of the hotel

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                    The scene in which Trump appears lasts less than 10 seconds.

Given the negative responses, Thompson explained that this edition was held in 2014, two years before Trump was elected president of the United States, so he ruled out that there were substantive political motivations.

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After generating a controversy over the elimination of the scene, President Trump took sides with a sarcastic comment.

"The movie will never be the same! (Just kidding)," he wrote on Twitter.

And referring to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and recent disagreements between the two leaders on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and trade tariffs, he wrote another tweet.

"I guess Justin T. doesn't like it much to make him pay for NATO or trade!" He said.

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His son Donald Trump Jr. also shared a link to a note quoting him as "pathetic."

During a video conference with US soldiers abroad, Trump described "My poor little angel 2" as "a great Christmas success," according to the Deadline website.

"Many people mention it every year, especially near Christmas. They say, especially young children: 'I just saw you in the movie,'" the president said.

"It was a good movie and I was a little younger, to put it mildly. And it was an honor to do it," said the president, who was 46 when the tape was released.

Other film appearances of the entrepreneur and politician include Zoolander (2001) and "Ghosts can't do it" (Ghosts Can't Do It, 1990).

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