Canadian TV network cuts Donald Trump's Home Alone 2 cameo as it is not 'integral to the plot'
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A Canadian TV network has defended its decision to cut Donald Trump's cameo from Home Alone 2:Lost In New York.
The country's national broadcaster, CBC, aired the Christmas movie earlier this month without the scene featuring the current President of the United States.
The seven second cameo involves Macaulay Culkin running into Trump in the Plaza Hotel and asking him for directions.
The scene, along with eight other minutes of footage, was cut from the film by CBC to make the running time shorter. The network denies that the cut was politically motivated.
— Steven Cheung (@CaliforniaPanda) December 26, 2019
"The scene with Donald Trump was one of several that were cut from the movie as none of them were integral to the plot,"said CBC spokesperson Chuck Thompson.
"These edits were done in 2014, when we first acquired the film and before Mr Trump was elected president."
Despite this entirely acceptable explanation, both Trump and his son have actively lamented the broadcaster's cutting of the clip on social media.
Retweeting an article about censorship, the president said: "The movie will never be the same again! (just kidding)."
The movie will never be the same! (just kidding) https://t.co/FogquK1ei7
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 27, 2019
He also added: I guess Justin T doesn’t much like my making him pay up on NATO or Trade!" alongside an article declaring that the film had been shortened to make room for more ad breaks.
This comes after the first cast members of the Home Alone reboot were officially announced.
Archie Yates, Ellie Kemper, and Rob Delaney will star in the upcoming festive Disney movie that aims to retell the classic story to a new generation.
The reboot will be exclusive to Disney + and will be directed by Dan Mazer.
It is believed that Yates will not be playing the iconic Kevin McCallister, but a new character in a similar premise to the original franchise.