Canadians looking to avoid politics and controversy on Christmas Eve got a healthy dose of both when the publicly funded CBC edited out a scene featuring Donald Trump from their broadcast of ‘Home Alone 2: Lost In New York.’
The President joked that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was to blame and insisted the film “will never be the same.” The CBC, however, was quick to point out that the edit dates back to 2014 when the network first acquired the rights to air the film and was made in the interest of running time, not politics.
Fans of the President were instantly triggered by what they perceived as an obvious insult and took to social media to voice their anger. Most notable amongst them was Trump’s son, Donald Jr., who called the edit “pathetic.” Trump’s critics were just as quick to voice their approval, some calling the edited version a “vast improvement of the original.”
In the unedited version of the 1992 film, Trump makes a brief appearance in order to give the film’s main character directions to the lobby of Manhattan’s famed Plaza Hotel. At the time, Trump owned the Plaza and apparently demanded a cameo in the film.