Donald Trump latest – Macauley Culkin backs calls to have President cut from Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Macauley Culkin has backed calls to have Donald Trump's appearance in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York cut from the movie.

Trump had a cameo in the 1992 sequel to Home Aline, where Culkin's character Kevin McAllister asks Trump, "where the lobby is" and he replies, "Down the hall and to the left".

There is now a growing campaign by woke anti-Trumpers to have the president's appearance cut from future showings of the movie – something Culkin clearly supports after retweeting a viral post with the words 'bravo'.

The news comes as Trump's former private doctor Harold N. Bornstein suddenly died age 73.

In 2015 the Manhattan-based physician famously said Trump would be "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency", although he later claimed he'd been coerced into writing the note.

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  • Chris Bradford

    WATCH: GOP SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM RAILS AGAINST BID TO CONVICT TRUMP AND FEARS MOVE MAY LEAD TO IMPEACHMENT OF GEORGE WASHINGTON

    Lindsey Graham rails against bid to convict Trump and fears move may lead to impeachment of GEORGE WASHINGTON

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    NATIONAL MALL 'TO SHUT DOWN' ON INAUGURATION DAY

    The entire National Mall will be closed amid extraordinary security measures on Joe Biden's inauguration day, reports claim.

    Sources told the Washington Post that only media and security personnel will be allowed on the lawns where huge crowds traditionally watch the new president taking his oath of office.

    More than 20,000 National Guard troops are being deployed in Washington DC to guard against feared extremist attacks following the Capitol riot last week.

    The Secret Service has warned of "mass armed protests" leading up to the inauguration on January 20.

    And security officials are said to be preparing for the threat of homemade IED bombs targeting the ceremony.

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    EXTREMISTS FUELED BY CONSPIRACIES AND CAPITOL RIOTS POSE 'GREATEST DOMESTIC TERRORISM THREAT', INTELLIGENCE WARNS

    Militia mobs, white supremacists and QAnon obsessives inspired by the Capitol riots pose a greater terror threat in the US than ISIS this year, an intelligence report warns.

    A joint Intelligence Bulletin by the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Counterterrorism Center also warns brainwashed extremists are ready to "martyr" themselves for the cause.

    The bulletin was issued to law enforcement agencies across the US following the storming of Congress by a mob of Trump supporters last week.

    Intelligence experts warned right-wing extremists view the January 6 Capitol riots – which left five dead – as a "success".

    Warning of potential further attacks, they said anti-government plotters see violence "as a step toward achieving their initiatives".

    And much like ISIS fanatics, they "consider the death of a perceived like-minded individual as an act of martyrdom."

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    TRUMP'S MAR-A-LAGO RESORT WARNED OVER COVID MASK VIOLATIONS

    President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club's failure to enforce Palm Beach County's mask wearing laws at its New Year's Eve bash has resulted in a warning but no fine or other punishment.

    The county sent a letter to the club's manager, Bernd Lembcke, on Wednesday telling him that future violations of the county's coronavirus ordinance could result in fines of up to $15,000 per violation.

    Footage shows that few of the 500 guests wore masks as they crowded the dance floor while rapper Vanilla Ice, Beach Boys co-founder Mike Love and singer Taylor Dayne performed.

    Todd Bonlarron, the county's assistant administrator, said in the letter that while the club may have passed out masks to its guests, there was a breakdown in enforcement of the mask orders that led to almost the entire room of guests being without masks. 

    Palm Beach County has been hit hard by Covid-19, with more than 90,000 cases reported and nearly 2,000 deaths.

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    TRUMP WANTED TO JOIN PARLER BEFORE APP WAS CUT OFF BY TECH TITANS, CEO CLAIMS

    Donald Trump wanted to join Parler under the pseudonym “Person X” before it was “shut down”, the app’s CEO has claimed.

    John Matze alleged in a court filing on Wednesday that part of the reason Amazon Web Services (AWS) pulled the app was because of a desire to keep a now twice-impeached president Trump off big-name social media.

    Matze alleged: “I believe AWS’s Decision to terminate service to Parler was based, not on expressed concerns about Parler’s compliance with the AWS Agreement, but in part on a desire to deny President Trump a platform on any large social-media service.”

    It alleged that a “representative assigned to me by AWS” and who was a supporter of Joe Biden knew that since at least October “that Trump was considering moving to Parler under the pseudonym ‘Person X’.”

    Amazon and AWS did not immediately respond to The Sun’s request for comment.

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    BIDEN TO PLEDGE $1,400 STIMULUS CHECKS WHEN HE UNVEILS $1.5 TRILLION PACKAGE TODAY

    Joe Biden is set to pledge $1,400 stimulus checks when he unveils a reported $1.5trillion package today, after backing $2,000 payments.

    The incoming administration will work with Congress on the stimulus package after Biden takes office on January 20.

    The new package has a price tag above $1.5trillion and includes a commitment for $1,400 stimulus checks, a source familiar with the proposal.

    Biden plans to introduce his package during a prime-time address on Thursday evening, underscoring the seriousness of the topic.

    It comes just days after Biden tweeted: "$600 is simply not enough when you have to choose between paying rent or putting food on the table.

    "We need $2,000 stimulus checks."

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    HISTORIC RULING

    Lawmakers on Capitol Hill impeached Donald Trump for the second time.

    The motion was passed by 232 to 197 in the House of Representatives yesterday.

    A total of 10 Republicans jumped ship and voted to impeach the President, making last night’s historic ruling the most bipartisan impeachment in US political history.

    Trump’s impeachment will now head to the Senate, where members of Congress will again vote on whether or Trump will be convicted on the charge.

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    TRUMP'S ACTIONS 'MATTER OF THE GRAVEST CONCERN', SAYS LEADER OF HOUSE OF COMMONS

    Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg said the actions of outgoing president Donald Trump were a "matter of the gravest concerns".

    He told MPs today: "We are right to be allies of democracy. It is really important that we get on with the American president, the new American president, incoming president.

    "And I must confess, the actions of the outgoing president were a matter of the gravest concern.

    He added: "I don't think it's the business of government ministers to criticise the leaders of friendly countries, but what happened in Capitol Hill is a reminder of how delicate and fragile democracy is."

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    RUSSIA SAYS TRUMP BAN A 'NUCLEAR BLAST IN CYBER SPACE'

    Moscow has compared the decision of social media giants to suspend Donald Trump's accounts to a "nuclear blast in cyber space" with the consequences hard to predict.

    "The decision of US internet platforms to block the head of state can be compared to a nuclear blast in cyber space," Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Facebook.

    "It's not the destruction that's scary but the consequences," she added.

    "A blow has been dealt against democratic values proclaimed by the West."

    Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts were suspended last week following the violent invasion of the US Capitol by a mob of his supporters, which disrupted the certification of President-elect Joe Biden's election victory.

  • Chris Bradford

    WHY WAS BILL CLINTON IMPEACHED?

    Former US President Bill Clinton, then 49, and 22-year-old White House intern Monica Lewinsky started a sexual relationship in 1995.

    News of the scandalous affair made headlines across the globe – and resulted in the embarrassing impeachment of the 42nd American President in 1998.

    The House of Representatives impeached Bill Clinton based on two charges – one of perjury and one of obstruction of justice in connection with an extramarital affair with then 22-year-old Monica Lewinsky.

    Lewinsky claimed she had sexual encounters with the married President, then aged 49, on nine occasions, until March 1997.

    She later claimed in an explosive documentary that she deliberately exposed her underwear during an Oval Office bash to get Clinton’s attention.

    Read more about the impeachment of Bill Clinton HERE.

    Bill Clinton with Monica Lewinsky in the Oval OfficeCredit: The White House
  • Chris Bradford

    KEVIN CANCELS TRUMP

    Home Alone star Macauley Culkin has backed calls to cut Donald Trump from the iconic movie's 1992 sequel over the president's alleged incitement of the US Capitol riots.

    Trump had a cameo in Home Alone 2, where Culkin's Kevin McAllister asks Trump, "where the lobby is" and he replies, "Down the hall and to the left".

    The scene was filmed inside the Plaza Hotel in New York.

    Some fans are now calling for the outgoing president to be removed from the film, with Culkin throwing his support behind the bid on Twitter.

    One social media user suggested a "petition to digitally replace trump in ‘Home Alone 2’ with 40-year-old Macaulay Culkin," to which Culkin replied, "Sold".

    Another Twitter user @maxschramp, took on the editing task and removed Trump from the clip so Culkin's Kevin appears to ask himself out loud where the lobby is.

    Culkin commented on the viral post, which received more than 17k retweets and 101k likes, simply writing: "Bravo".

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    UK TRADE MINISTER SEEKING EARLY MEETING WITH US TRADE CZAR ON WHISKY TARIFFS

    British trade secretary Liz Truss said she was seeking an early meeting with president-elect Joe Biden's pick to be his trade representative, Katherine Tai, to discuss dropping tariffs on Scottish whisky.

    Ms Truss said her department was working hard to de-escalate a row over state subsidies provided to civil aviation firms Boeing and Airbus which prompted the US and EU to impose tariffs on billions of dollars of each others goods.

    Washington imposed tariffs on an array of EU food, wine and spirits, including on Scotch whisky, which the industry says are putting its future at risk.

    Ms Truss told the House of Commons: "I have been clear with the United States and the European Union that we want to de-escalate this dispute and reach a negotiated settlement – this dispute has already been going on for 16 years and has caused much damage."

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    STARMER HOPES FOR STRONG WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH INCOMING BIDEN ADMINISTRATION

    Sir Keir Starmer, leader of the UK Labour Party, has said his team is already building a "close working relationship" with US president-elect Joe Biden.

    During a visit to a mass vaccination centre in Stevenage, England, Sir Keir said the Democrat's presence in the White House will "make a huge difference" in America as well as in the UK.

    Mr Starmer said: "We hope to have a good working relationship.

    "We would've loved to have been there for the inauguration, that's not going to be possible with travel restrictions but we're already building a close working relationship between my team and president-elect Biden's team."

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    SOCIAL MEDIA GIANTS 'MISHANDLED' TRUMP, WIKIPEDIA FOUNDER CLAIMS

    Twitter and Facebook repeatedly mishandled Donald Trump as he pushed baseless claims, including his assertion that US presidential election he lost was rigged, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said today.

    The two social media giants indefinitely suspended Trump after his supporters stormed the US Capitol on January 6, an attack on the seat of democracy that on Wednesday led to Trump's second impeachment.

    Wales said that responsibility for the unprecedented events rested "100 per cent at the feet of Donald Trump".

    But he said Twitter and Facebook had consistently "struggled with misinformation, disinformation" peddled by the firebrand former New York real estate tycoon who is due to leave office next week.

    Mr Wales added: "With Donald Trump, they did a poor job of dealing with him for a very, very long time.

    "He was clearly spreading disinformation, he was clearly being abusive to people."

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    DELTA PUTS 880 PEOPLE ON NO-FLY LIST OVER MASKS WHILE BANNING OTHERS FOR UNRULY BEHAVIOR

    Delta Air Lines has put 880 people on its no-fly list for not complying with its mask requirements and has banned others from flying with the airline for harassing other passengers or unruly behavior related to the U.S. election results, a spokesman said.

    Last week, pro-Trump supporters heckled Utah Senator Mitt Romney on a Delta flight from Salt Lake City to Washington D.C.

    Mitt Romney on the presidential election campaign trail in 2012 Credit: Reuters

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    LADY GAGA TO SING NATIONAL ANTHEM AT BIDEN INAUGURATION

    Lady Gaga will sing the US national anthem and Jennifer Lopez will deliver a musical performance at the inauguration of US president-elect Joe Biden on January 20.

    Mr Biden's Presidential Inaugural Committee announced the line-up for the ceremony on Twitter.

    Gaga was among the celebrities who campaigned for the Democratic Party candidate ahead of November's election.

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    CONTINUED – 'DANGEROUS PRECEDENT'

    "After a clear warning we’d take this action, we made a decision with the best information we had based on threats to physical safety both on and off Twitter. Was this correct?

    "I believe this was the right decision for Twitter. We faced an extraordinary and untenable circumstance, forcing us to focus all of our actions on public safety.

    "Offline harm as a result of online speech is demonstrably real, and what drives our policy and enforcement above all.

    "That said, having to ban an account has real and significant ramifications. While there are clear and obvious exceptions, I feel a ban is a failure of ours ultimately to promote healthy conversation," he added.

    Dorsey went on to explain that he believes Twitter's decision to ban Trump sets a "dangerous precedent" regarding "the power an individual or corporation has over a part of the global public conversation."

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    TWITTER CEO ADMITS BANNING TRUMP SETS 'DANGEROUS PRECENT'

    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admitted that banning Donald Trump from the platform sets a "dangerous precedent," but insisted that the risk of more violence was a "real" threat.

    In a Twitter thread, Dorsey admitted that having to ban the president of the United States was not what the company wanted to do, but was the right decision following the Capitol riots.

    In his lengthy threat, the Twitter boss admitted there were "inconsistencies" in his stance with the President banned but extreme views still allowed to be expressed on the platform.

    In the wake of the ban, many pointed out that Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei uses his Twitter account to call for the destruction of Israel.

    "I do not celebrate or feel pride in our having to ban @realDonaldTrump from Twitter, or how we got here," Dorsey wrote.

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    CONTINUED

    Trump could, however, try to challenge such a determination in court, Campos said.

    Other legal experts, however, said the Senate could only prevent Trump from holding office if it first votes to convict him in the impeachment trial.

    Lawmakers could also declare that Trump engaged in “insurrection or rebellion” under the 14th Amendment to prevent him from running again.

    This would require a majority in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

    Two-thirds of each chamber can subsequently vote to lift the ban.

  • Katie Davis

    WHAT DOES IMPEACHMENT MEAN FOR TRUMP?

    Impeachment would not automatically ban Trump from a 2024 presidential run, according to ABC 7 News.

    Despite rumours to the contrary, the Senate would have to hold an additional vote on any such ban from a bid to serve a second term.

    Paul Campos, a professor of constitutional law at the University of Colorado, said that even if the Senate does not convict the president, senators could hold a second, separate vote to prevent him from future office.

    Two historical precedents, both involving federal judges, make clear that the Senate could also vote to disqualify the president from holding office in the future, with only a simple majority needed.

    That would mean Democrats, who will take control of the Senate later in January, could bar Trump from running for president in 2024 even without the support of Republican senators.

  • Katie Davis

    SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM TO PERMANENTLY BAN TRUMP

    Snapchat will permanently ban Donald Trump when he leaves office.

    The platform has already locked his account following the Capitol riots.

    The social media app also limited his account over the summer following comments he made about BLM protests.

    A Snapchat spokesperson said: "In the interest of public safety, and based on his attempts to spread misinformation, hate speech, and incite violence, which are clear violations of our guidelines, we have made the decision to permanently terminate his account."

    But, using his official @POTUS account, the President insisted he "will not be silenced".

  • Chris Bradford

    MACAULAY CULKIN 'BACKS CALLS' TO REMOVE TRUMP FROM HOME ALONE 2

     

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    COULD JOE BIDEN FACE IMPEACHMENT?

    A GOP Senator is already calling for President-elect Joe Biden to be impeached once he takes office on January 20.

    Republican President Donald Trump was impeached for the second time on January 13, the only president in US history to have been impeached twice.

    Joe Biden could only face impeachment should he violate the US Constitution article two, section four, which states that:

    "The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors."

    Republican Senator Joni Ernst said that Biden could be impeached by the GOP after claims that Ukrainian prosecutor general Viktor Shokin was fired for investigating the Burisma scandal.

    The Republican Senator said Biden turned "a blind eye to Burisma because his son was on the board making over a million dollars a year."

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    GERM FEST

    A Democratic congressman leading the charge to impeach Donald Trump was caught on camera pulling off his mask to SNEEZE.

    Viewers were horrified to see David Cicilline lowering his face mask and sneezing into his hand during yesterday's debate in the House of Representatives.

    The Rhode Island congressman felt the sneeze coming on as he sat behind fellow Democrat Yvette Clark, who was speaking at the time.

    He did not use a tissue to catch the germs, and viewers noted he did not use sanitizer.

    Michigan representative Brenda Lawrence, sitting on his left a few feet away, shot him a sideways glare before turning back to her papers. 

  • Chris Bradford

    WATCH: TRUMP COULD BE BARRED FROM PUBLIC OFFICE, SAYS FORMER CLINTON AIDE

    Donald Trump could be barred from public office, says former Clinton aide

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