Liberals will say anything to make Trump look bad.
In a recent development, former President Donald Trump addressed allegations surrounding his cameo appearance in the well-known holiday movie, “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.” In a detailed statement on his social media platform, Truth Social, Trump vehemently denied any claims that he had imposed himself on the film’s production. He countered by stating that it was, in fact, the film’s director, Chris Columbus, and other members of the production team who had eagerly requested his appearance, a request dating back 30 years.
Trump went on to reminisce about his brief but memorable role in the film, which takes place in the opulent setting of New York’s Plaza Hotel, a property he owned at the time. He expressed a sense of pride and accomplishment regarding his cameo, suggesting that his participation played a pivotal role in catapulting the movie to its status as a blockbuster hit. He likened the impact of his appearance to a rocket’s powerful launch, implying that it was a significant draw for the movie’s audience.
This clarification from Trump was prompted by an interview given by Columbus in 2020. In the interview, Columbus recounted a particular interaction with Trump. He claimed that Trump had stipulated his appearance in the movie as a precondition for allowing the crew to shoot scenes at the Plaza. Columbus further revealed that during initial screenings, audiences reacted positively to Trump’s on-screen presence, which led to the decision to retain his cameo in the final cut of the film.
However, Columbus also indicated a sense of coercion in including Trump, describing the situation as akin to bullying. In his retort, Trump challenged this portrayal, questioning the logic behind his continued presence in the film for over three decades if the filmmakers felt compelled or unwilling to feature him. Trump argued that his cameo was not only warranted but also beneficial to the film’s success. He concluded his statement by suggesting that Columbus’s recent remarks were motivated by a desire to gain publicity by associating with Trump’s high-profile persona. This controversy sheds light on the complex interactions between prominent public figures and their portrayal in popular culture, especially in hindsight.