Canadian Network Edits President Trump Out Of ‘Home Alone 2: Lost in New York’

Network claims it needed to make room for 'commercials' — do you buy that?

By PopZette Staff | December 26, 2019

At least one conservative-leaning TV program is taking umbrage with the fact that the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) edited out President Donald Trump from its airings of the well-loved movie “Home Alone 2: Lost In New York.”

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In the popular holiday movie — a follow-up to the hugely successful “Home Alone,” starring Macaulay Culkin — Trump (well before he was president, of course) makes a brief and entertaining cameo appearance.

He shows up in the scene where Culkin’s little-boy character asks Trump for directions to the Plaza Hotel’s main lobby.

When the president earlier this week held a Christmas video call with U.S. troop members who are currently serving abroad during the holidays, he fondly recalled his appearance in the film — and jokingly referred to it as “one of the biggest” Christmas movies, as Mediaite pointed out.

Earlier on Thursday the morning show “Fox & Friends” talked to Mark Steyn, a conservative pundit,  about how the CBC took Trump’s scene out of its airing of the movie — and explained it did so in order to “make time for commercials,” as Mediaite explained the network’s view.

Fox co-host Ed Henry wasn’t buying that, instead it called it an example of “Trump Derangement Syndrome.”

“I think they’re actually terrified that people will remember that before [Trump] was the new Hitler, he was a beloved mainstream cultural figure,” Steyn said on the program. “That’s who Donald Trump was before he was the new Hitler. I think they’re terrified of these little things that will remind people just how deranged his opponents are.”

“It’s also censorship,” co-host Katie Pavlich put in.

“Home Alone 2,” as Mediaite also noted, played a role in “another controversial public development earlier this month.”

“The film’s Wikipedia page was locked to edits before Christmas because someone kept tweaking it to write that Trump is the movie’s first cast member to be impeached by the House of Representatives,” the outlet reported.

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