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Donald Trump Addresses Allegations of Forcing His Way into a ‘Home Alone 2’ Cameo Appearance

Former President Donald Trump has recently addressed allegations that he imposed himself for a cameo in the 1992 Christmas movie, ‘Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.’ The film is a sequel to the 1990 hit ‘Home Alone’ and features a brief scene with Trump, occurring as Macaulay Culkin’s character, Kevin McCallister, navigates through the New York Plaza Hotel, which was owned by Trump at the time.

The issue arose following an interview with Business Insider, where the film’s director, Chris Columbus, disclosed that Trump was not initially sought out for a cameo. Columbus, 65, explained the need to film a scene in the lobby of the Plaza Hotel. Unable to recreate the hotel’s lobby on a soundstage, the production team requested permission to film on location.

According to Columbus, Trump, who was dissatisfied with the fee offered for using the hotel, stipulated that his appearance in the movie was a condition for granting filming access. “We paid the fee, but he also said, ‘The only way you can use the Plaza is if I’m in the movie,’” Columbus stated. Despite agreeing to this condition, Columbus was initially uncertain about including Trump’s cameo in the final cut of the film. However, he decided to keep the scene after observing a positive audience reaction during a test screening. Columbus admitted, “So I said to my editor, ‘Leave him in the movie. It’s a moment for the audience.’ But he did bully his way into the movie.”

On December 27, Trump responded to these claims on Truth Social, countering Columbus’ version of events, as reported by The Guardian. Trump asserted that it was Columbus who “begged” him for the cameo, despite his busy schedule at that time. Trump refuted the notion of bullying his way into the film, questioning the rationale behind keeping his scene in the movie for over 30 years if the filmmakers felt coerced.

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Trump stated that he was initially reluctant to appear on camera and that Columbus insisted on his inclusion, likely due to his ownership of the Plaza Hotel. He eventually consented to the cameo, leaving him perplexed as to why there would be claims of him forcing his way into the film. In his post, Trump suggested that Columbus might be seeking publicity at his expense.


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