In tweet, Trump responds to CBC criticism of deleted ‘Home Alone 2’ scene

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TORONTO — The CBC is defending itself after U.S. President Donald Trump‘s eldest son shared criticism of the public broadcaster for airing a version of Home Alone 2 without his father’s cameo.

A spokesman for the CBC says the now-president’s “short scene” was cut for time when the broadcaster acquired rights to the film in 2014 — before Trump was elected.

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The CBC released its statement after Donald Trump Jr. tweeted an article accusing the broadcaster of bias.

News of the truncated, Trump-less version of Home Alone 2: Lost in New York was also picked up Thursday by Fox News and other right-wing American media outlets.


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CBC spokesman Chuck Thompson says Trump’s scene was one of several cut from the 1992 holiday film to tighten its running time.

He says this is often done when a feature film is adapted for TV.

In a tweet Thursday night, Trump addressed his removal from the film with a jab at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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“I guess Justin T doesn’t much like my making him pay up on NATO or Trade!” wrote Trump.

Shortly after, he tweeted again saying that the movie “will never be the same! (just kidding).”

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