- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 26, 2019

President Trump recounted his involvement in “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” in a call to the military on Christmas Eve, saying he considered it an “honor” to be part of what turned out to be “one of the biggest” holiday movies.

In a Tuesday teleconference, one service member asked the president if “Home Alone 2” was his favorite movie.

Mr. Trump, who had a brief cameo in the 1992 film, responded, “Well, I’m in ‘Home Alone 2,’ and a lot of people mention it every year, especially around Christmas.

“They say ‘I just saw you.’ Especially young kids, they say, ‘I just saw you on the movie.’ They don’t see me on television as they do in the movie,” he said, The Hill reported. “But it’s been a good movie and I was a little bit younger, to put it mildly, and it was an honor to do it. And it turned out to be a very big hit, obviously. It’s a big Christmas hit, one of the biggest, so it’s an honor to be involved in something like that. You always like to see success.”

Mr. Trump appeared in the movie for less than 10 seconds as himself, instructing Kevin, portrayed by Macaulay Culkin, on how to get to the front desk of the Plaza Hotel in New York City.

The scene was reportedly cut this year during showings on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), which explained that politics did not play a factor.

“As is often the case with features adapted for television, Home Alone 2 was edited to allow for commercial time within the format,” the CBC told ComicBook.com.

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