Ahead of a visit Monday from Donald Trump, the publisher of the influential New Hampshire Union Leader printed an editorial slamming the Republican presidential front-runner’s “public descent into bathroom humor,” and revived the comparison to Biff Tannen from the “Back to the Future” movies.
“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 an October interview with The Daily Beast that Biff — Marty McFly’s arch nemesis — was indeed inspired by Trump.
“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.”