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In 2015, Donald Trump is the presidential candidate most likely to be championed by your racist relatives on Facebook. But in the 1990s and early 2000s, he was a sitcom staple. He played the guy with a lot of money on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. And the guy visiting a hotel for people with a lot of money in Home Alone 2. And the guy the audience assumes has a lot of money in Sex and the City. Obviously, he has a wide range.
So, for just a moment, let's not worry about the potential political ramifications of Trump's presidential bid. Let's instead enjoy the fact that future kids could be reading this in their history books: "In 2015, businessman Donald Trump sought the Republican presidential nomination. Though he lacked political experience, he had been on an episode of Sabrina the Teenage Witch."
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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1994)
"I like to keep a low profile." Clearly, Trump was playing a highly fictionalized version of himself.
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Lady Boss (1992)
Remember that time Donald Trump was "pretty interested" in the environment? That hasn't happened again in over 20 years.
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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
Observe as Donald Trump helps a young boy out of the kindness of his heart, and is surprised by his own good deed.