Back in 1992, Donald Trump made a quick cameo appearance in Home Alone 2. At that time, the future President was known as a rich businessman, especially skilled in self-promotion. Trump was the owner of New York's Plaza Hotel, where the makers of the movie wanted to film several scenes.
Christopher Columbus, the director of the movie, has claimed that Trump told the filmmakers they could only use the hotel if he was given a role in the movie. The movie's star, Macaulay Culkin backed calls to have Trump edited out of the movie back in 2021.
Trump raged about the perceived slight this weekend on Truth Social, writing, "30 years ago (how time flies!), Director Chris Columbus, and others, were begging me to make a cameo appearance in Home Alone 2. They rented the Plaza Hotel in New York, which I owned at the time. I was very busy and didn't want to do it. They were very nice, but above all, persistent. I agreed, and the rest is history."
Despite the fact that the movie was a sequel to a massive blockbuster, Trump took credit for it's success, writing, "That little cameo took off like a rocket, and the movie was a big success, and still is, especially around Christmas time. People call me whenever it aired."
He closed, "That cameo helped make the movie a success, but if they felt bullied, or didn't want me, why did they put me there, for over 30 years? Because I was, and still am, great for the movie!"