New Hampshire Paper: Trump Like Biff from ‘Back to the Future’
It seems like a perfect match, the thought of Donald Trump being the detestable antagonist Biff from Back to the Future.
An influential New Hampshire Union Leader wrote an editorial for Monday’s edition of a local newspaper, slamming Trump and comparing him to Biff.
“Lo and behold, the screenwriter says that he based Biff on Trump,” Joseph McQuaid writes, ahead of the billionaire businessman’s Nashua event. “On Feb. 9, we trust New Hampshire Republicans will send ‘Biff Trump’ back to somewhere — anywhere but on the road to the most important elective office in the United States at a most crucial time for this nation.”
Back to the Future screenwriter Bob Gale revealed in October that the comparison was legitimate and that Trump was the inspiration for Biff.
“We thought about it when we made the movie! Are you kidding?” Gale said. “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.”
Trump enters the last week of 2015 atop the Republican field nationally with 39% support, according to the latest CNN/ORC poll, and maintains a lead in New Hampshire with 32% support among Republican likely primary voters, according to a CBS News poll released earlier this month.
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“Trump has shown himself to be a crude blowhard with no clear political philosophy and no deeper understanding of the important and serious role of President of the United States than one of the goons he lets rough up protesters in his crowds,” McQuaid writes.
In an editorial also written by McQuaid, the Union Leader endorsed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for president last month, who has been polling higher in New Hampshire than other parts of the country.
The New Hampshire primary — the first in the nation — is set for February 9.
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