Marty McFly’s reaction to Donald Trump’s campaign announcement in the video above is perfect. I’m sure it’s a sentiment shared by plenty of Americans who are horrified at the thought of Trump becoming the Republican nominee.
It’s actually uncanny how much Trump resembles Biff Tannen, the teen bully-turned gambling magnate from the 1985 hit, “Back to the Future II.”
Think I’m exaggerating? Take a look:
In the movie, Michael J. Fox stars as the time-traveling Marty McFly, who hops between 1955, 1985, and 2015 in his quest to prevent Biff Tannen from becoming a wife-hopping tyrant who “owns the cops” and gets what he wants as a result of threats and intimidation.
Watch the clip below from the original movie, where Biff is described as “one of the richest and most powerful men in America.” Visitors to a museum dedicated to honoring Biff are invited to learn how he “successfully lobbied to legalize gambling and turned Hill Valley’s dilapidated courthouse into a beautiful casino-hotel!” They can also hear about his marriage to his third wife.
“I’m the most successful person ever to run for the presidency, by far,” Trump recently bragged to the Des Moines Register. “Nobody’s ever been more successful than me. I’m the most successful person ever to run.”
It’s uncanny, I tell you.
Was Donald Trump’s reality-TV-star-celebrity-presidential-candidate character inspired by the character Biff Tannen from the 1985 movie? Probably not. (Good grief, I hope not!) But as Biff says in the movie, “There’s something very familiar about all this.”