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Trump Tannem

It has been another wild week of politics. Thanks to the President. And Twitter. And Wolfe's book...

But some interesting history..

Did you ever notice the similarities between Biff Tannen and Donald Trump? It’s not just you.

In 2015, back when most laughed at the prospects that Trump would ever become president, the writer of the movie opened up about who he based Bif off of: Trump!

He told the DAILY BEAST

“We thought about it when we made the movie! Are you kidding?” he says. “You watch Part II again and there’s a scene where Marty confronts Biff in his office and there’s a huge portrait of Biff on the wall behind Biff, and there’s one moment where Biff kind of stands up and he takes exactly the same pose as the portrait? Yeah.”
Of course, in the movie, Biff uses the profits from his 27-story casino (the Trump Plaza Hotel, completed in 1984, is 37 floors, by the way) to help shake up the Republican Party, before eventually assuming political power himself, helping transform Hill Valley, California, into a lawless, dystopian wasteland, where hooliganism reigns, dissent is quashed, and wherein Biff encourages every citizen to call him “America’s greatest living folk hero.”
“Yeah,” says Gale. “That’s what we were thinking about.”



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