Donald Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th President of the United States, succeeding Barack Obama. He is a real estate developer and the head of the Trump Organization, a massive conglomerate headquartered in New York. Because of his light-colored hair, abrasive personality, and indescribable wealth, he is a frequent point of comparison for the 1985A version of Biff Tannen. Trump also owns a large tower, as well as a casino resort , both of which bear a striking resemblance to Biff Tannen's Pleasure Paradise.
On October 21, 2015, Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd reprised their roles as Marty McFly and Doc Brown, respectively, on Jimmy Kimmel Live. When Marty asked what had happened to Biff in 2015, Kimmel replied, "Oh! No, I know who you're talking about. That guy's running for president right now," a reference to Trump, who began his presidential campaign on June 16, 2015. The following day, Bob Gale confirmed that the Biff from the alternate 1985 was indeed based on Donald Trump.
The Funny or Die parody film, Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie was a satire of Trump that was portrayed as a film version of Donald Trump's 1987 best selling book, The Art of the Deal. Johnny Depp portrayed Donald Trump, and Christopher Lloyd reprised his role as Doc Brown. He traveled back from 2016 to 1986 to stop Donald Trump from running for president in 2016, as he stated that a Trump presidency was catastrophic. However, Donald Trump from 2016 stole the time machine and went back in time to prevent Christopher Lloyd from playing Doc Brown in Back to the Future, which caused Christopher Lloyd's Doc to be erased from existence. The 2016 Donald Trump then traveled back to his own time and the 1986 Donald Trump then continued to celebrate his 40th birthday party.
Similar to Donald Trump in 2015, Biff Tannen decided to run for president in 1986A. However, he was ultimately killed upon being sent back to 1884 and was thus not as lucky as his real-life inspiration.
Trump also starred as himself alongside Michael J. Fox in a 1997 episode of Spin City.
Notes and references
- De Moranes, Lisa, Jimmy Kimmel Visited By Time Traveling Marty McFly & Doc Brown, Deadline Hollywood Film, Oct. 22, 2015.
- Rosen, Chris, Back to the Future writer reveals Biff is based on Donald Trump, Entertainment Weekly, Oct. 22, 2015.
- Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie, Funny or Die, Feb. 10, 2016.
- Back to the Future: Biff to the Future 6