Comicbook.com recently reported that Donald Trump's cameo in Home Alone 2 had been cut from the version of the film aired on the CBC.

The CBC responded that the cuts were made back in 2014:

"As is often the case with feature films adapted for television, Home Alone 2 was edited for time," Thompson said. "The scene with Donald Trump was one of several that were cut from the movie as none of them were integral to the plot. These edits were done in 2014, when we first acquired the film and before Mr. Trump was elected president."

Some people suspect the CBC is lying about the dates.

Did the scene get cut back in 2014?

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    Out of curiosity, what do some people think the date really is? Commented Jan 1, 2020 at 23:28
  • @KodosJohnson Probably this year. Commented Jan 2, 2020 at 2:16
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    @aquaticfire Right, there are some people who think it was this year, (well, "this year "being 2019. Don't forget it's 2020 now!).
    – shaunxer
    Commented Jan 2, 2020 at 3:06
  • @shaunxer Point well taken. Commented Jan 2, 2020 at 17:20
  • "Some people suspect" Do you have a source with that too? Since that's the actual claim you seem skeptic about, right?
    – Mast
    Commented Jan 3, 2020 at 8:36

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Yes, it probably happened in 2014.

It was already noticed in 2015. Twitter user, DENNISGRIMBLE, tweeted in December 2015:

Thanks @CBC for cutting @realDonaldTrump out of Home Alone 2.

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    @motoDrizzt Well, the way you say it is condescending but I get your meaning. The scenes still being in the USA version doesn't prove anything at all, that's correct. I was just addressing the tweets about the matter. I think it'll be best to lay this matter to rest until we can do better searches or anything concrete comes from CBC (like a recording of a broadcast from 2014). Commented Jan 2, 2020 at 13:38
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    @JohnHamilton: that petition article from 2015/12/22 you linked earlier isn't about Home Alone 2. It's about news coverage of Trump and his presidential campaign being excessive. Not for US networks to cut Trump out of that movie like the CBC did! The date on it makes sense for that topic, well after the first Christmas season (2014/2015) after CBC's reported edits. Commented Jan 2, 2020 at 14:12
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    Anyone with even a casual familiarity with broadcast TV knows that cutting scenes from movies to reduce the runtime and allow for more advertising has been standard practice for generations. Running a complete uncut film on TV is literally the rare exception, not the norm. It would be much more surprising if the film had not been cut.
    – barbecue
    Commented Jan 2, 2020 at 18:00
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    This is not direct proof of CBC having removed Trump's part specifically in 2014 but it confirms that they had already cut things in 2014 when they acquired the film: twitter.com/danramoscomedy/status/548241473658175488
    – MC10
    Commented Jan 2, 2020 at 18:11
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    @motoDrizzt sometimes you'd even see a cut within a cut, where a short blip from a cut scene appears just before the fade, sometimes with an audible pop where the audio track was spliced. Before the advent of digital editing, cuts were literal - editors would actually cut and glue strips of film together.
    – barbecue
    Commented Jan 3, 2020 at 21:21

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