Canada’s CBC defends cutting Trump from Home Alone 2

Canada's CBC defends cutting Trump from Home Alone 2
Donald Trump makes a brief appearance in the film, in which Macaulay Culkin (centre) starred. Source: Getty Images
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Daily US Times: Canada’s national broadcaster CBC broadcasted the film Home Alone 2: Lost in New York earlier this month where they cut off the scenes featuring Donald Trump.

The decision creates controversy, but CBC defended itself, saying the edits were made before Trump became US President.

Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr tweeted the edit ‘pathetic’.

A CBC spokesman Chuck Thompson said the film had been trimmed to make way for commercials and not politically motivated.

He said the eight-minute trim was made before Mr Trump was elected as US president.

When the film was broadcasted earlier this month, it prompts criticism from Trump’s supporters.

President Trump also reacted about the issue tweeting ‘the movie will never be the same! (just kidding).

Trump also poked Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, with whom he has lost of disagreement: ‘I guess Justin T doesn’t much like my making him pay up on Nato or trade!’

Home Alone 2 was released in 1992 and was a huge hit.

On Christmas Eve, Mr Trump talked about the movie during a video conference call to US troops overseas.

‘Well, I’m in Home Alone 2. A lot of people mention it every year, especially around Christmas. They say – especially young kids- they say, ‘I just saw you on the movie. They don’t see me on television as they do in the movie. But it’s been a good movie, and I was a little younger, to put it mildly. And it was an honour to do it’, Trump said.