Donald Trump Denies Bullying His Way Into ‘Home Alone 2’ Film


Former President Donald Trump is pushing back against reports that he forced his way into a cameo role in the film “Home Alone 2: Lost In New York.” The controversy arose after director Christopher Columbus accused Trump of bullying his way into the movie in a resurfaced 2020 Business Insider interview.

Key Takeaway

The dispute over Donald Trump’s cameo in “Home Alone 2” continues to spark debate, with conflicting perspectives on how his involvement in the film came to be.

Trump’s Response

In a statement posted on his Truth Social platform, Trump refuted the bullying allegations, claiming that it was actually Columbus who pleaded with him to make a cameo appearance in the film. According to Trump, the movie producers had rented his Plaza Hotel in New York City to shoot a scene for the comedy, and despite being initially reluctant due to his busy schedule, he eventually agreed to the cameo.

Trump’s Perspective

Trump emphasized that his brief appearance in the film significantly contributed to its success, especially during the Christmas season, and asserted that he receives calls whenever the movie is aired. He painted a picture of being pursued and ultimately relenting to the director’s persistent requests.

Columbus’ Account

However, Columbus’ 2020 interview with Business Insider presented a different narrative. According to the director, Trump had offered to allow the filming at his hotel under the condition that he be given a role in the movie. Columbus described the audience’s positive reaction to Trump’s cameo during the first screening and decided to keep the scene in the film.