Reid began with a clip of Fox News host Jesse Watters whining that the removal of the cameo was “rewriting history” because Trump was “a tycoon that was admired and embraced by American culture, by Hollywood, by the entertainment industry in the 90s.”
Then she began her scathing smackdown:
After quoting “failson” Donald Trump Jr.'s Twitter whine, Reid continued:
Next, Reid revealed that the reason for Trump’s cameo in the first place was not because of any adoration or even respect, but because he owned the Plaza hotel where part of "Home Alone 2" was shot. She read this revealing quote from Matt Damon in a 2017 interview in the Hollywood Reporter:
The deal was that if you wanted to shoot in one of his buildings, you had to write him in a part. [Director] Martin Brest had to write something in "Scent of a Woman" — and the whole crew was in on it. You have to waste an hour of your day with a bullshit shot: Donald Trump walks in and Al Pacino’s like, “Hello, Mr. Trump!” — you had to call him by name — and then he exits. You waste a little time so that you can get the permit, and then you can cut the scene out. But I guess in "Home Alone 2" they left it in.
But wait, there was more debunking of this faux controversy. It turns out the removal of Trump’s “10 seconds of thespian brilliance,” was “not the fault of liberal Trump laugher-atter Justin Trudeau.” It happened back in 2014 when conservative Stephen Harper was prime minister.
After this skewering, DJTJ may need a wah-mbulance!