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Donald Trump has been accused of applying quid pro quo during his time in the White House, and Home Alone: Lost in New York The director now confirms that this is how the twice-impeached president landed an honorary role in the holiday classic.
Chris Columbus returned to command the ship Home Alone A sequel follows the success of the first film starring Macaulay Culkin. In a new interview, Columbus details how Trump worked his way into being on camera.
“Like most locations in New York City, you just pay a fee and you're allowed to film at this location. We approached the Plaza Hotel, which Trump owned at the time, because we wanted to film in the lobby. “We approached the Plaza Hotel, which Trump owned at the time, because we wanted to film in the lobby,” Columbus said in an interview with The New York Times. “We couldn't rebuild The Plaza on the soundstage.” Interested in trade.
Trump agreed to film the film at the hotel where he resides on the condition that he appear in the film.
“Okay,” Trump said. “We paid the fee, but he also said, 'The only way you can use the Plaza is if I'm in the movie,'” Columbus explained. “So we agreed to put it in the movie, and when we showed it for the first time the strangest thing happened: People cheered when Trump showed up.” on the screen. So I said to my editor: “Leave it in the film. It's a moment for the audience.” But he bullied his way into the movie.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York It was released in 1992, two years after the original. The sequel follows Culkin's Kevin McCallister as he finds himself lost in the Big Apple while his family travels to Florida. McAllister is once again sought out by wet bandits after escaping from prison.
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