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Sun Nov 22, 2020, 08:45 PM

Michael J. Fox says Donald Trump has played on 'every worst instinct in mankind': 'Biff is president

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/michael-j-fox-donald-trump-biff-serge-kovaleski-180229479.html

Michael J. Fox has already shot down speculation that Alex P. Keaton, his Republican alter ego from the popular 1980s sitcom Family Ties, would today be a President Donald Trump supporter, recently insisting on The View would have preferred George Bush and Mitt Romney.

The fictional Keaton isn’t the only one who doesn’t “think much” of the president, according to a new interview Fox has given to the Guardian.

“Every worst instinct in mankind has been played on [by Trump], and for me that’s just anathema,” Fox tells reporter Hadley Freeman, adding, in a reference to his antagonist in the Back to the Future films, “Biff is president!”

Indeed, Back to the Future Part II screenwriter Bob Gale confirmed in 2015 that Trump, then best known as a real estate magnate, inspired bully Biff Tannen’s wheeler-dealer businessman portrayal in the 1989 sequel. But Fox hinted at more personal reasons for disliking the current president.

Fox, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at age 29 and has experienced significant losses to his mobility and balance in the three decades since, didn’t hold back when Freeman asked how he felt seeing Trump appear to mock New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski — who has a disability called arthrogryposis which causes a joint contracture in his right arm and hand — on the campaign trail in 2015. (Trump has denied that he was mocking Kovaleski by bending his wrist and flailing his arm.)

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Reply Michael J. Fox says Donald Trump has played on 'every worst instinct in mankind': 'Biff is president (Original post)
ItsjustMe Nov 22 OP
JohnnyLib2 Nov 22 #1
louis-t Nov 22 #2
Skittles Nov 22 #3
czarjak Nov 22 #4
3Hotdogs Nov 23 #5
lagomorph777 Nov 23 #6

Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 08:49 PM

1. Fox is a much, much better man in every way.



Thinking about him and Trump at the same time almost calls for mind-expansion.

Thanks for posting.

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Sun Nov 22, 2020, 08:51 PM

2. But just like in the movie, Biff has lost.

He is a loser and will always be a loser. He better get used to manure.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 09:08 PM

3. I've ordered his new book

Michael is fabulous.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 09:33 PM

4. Biff had the advantage of known unknowns. (In a movie)

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 12:36 AM

5. And who amongst us can forget the great 'merican patriot, Rushbo,

making fun of Fox's ailment?

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Mon Nov 23, 2020, 10:13 AM

6. Trump was the inspiration for creating Biff Tannen?

Mind blown. I totally get it now!

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