On January 6th, Republicans, Qanon truthers, and MAGA supporters stormed the Capitol, threatening the lives of Congress. The violence was incited and encouraged by Donald Trump and in consequence, he’s been ejected from some places we thought he’d never leave, like Twitter. Now, some members of Congress are trying to get him ejected from the White House a week early.
The rest of us have less power. But we have some! Writer Joseph Longo joked on Twitter that Trump should be digitally removed from Home Alone 2.
Trump makes a brief cameo in the film Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, meeting Kevin McCallister at the Plaza Hotel. Before he tried to be president, he tried to be in pretty much every movie. Home Alone 2 director Chris Columbus told Insider that Trump wasn't invited to join the film, he forced his way in.
"Like most locations in New York City, you just pay a fee and you are allowed to shoot in that location," Columbus said. "We approached The Plaza Hotel, which Trump owned at the time because we wanted to shoot in the lobby. We couldn't rebuild The Plaza on a soundstage."
"Trump said OK. We paid the fee, but he also said, 'The only way you can use the Plaza is if I'm in the movie,'" he continued. "So we agreed to put him in the movie."
He also said the clip tested well with audiences, which is why he left it in instead of cutting after filming. Little did he know what would happen 29 years later in Washington D.C. Trump no longer tests well with audiences, and people were quick to fulfill Longo's request:
Here's the clip, with Trump finally gone:
Not everyone had the technical know-how to do that, but they were able to easily Photoshop some new preferable cameos into the classic film:
It turns out the Canadian Broadcast Company cut the scene years ago, though the New York Times reported that it was for time, not because of Trump's political career. Sure, CBC. Sure.