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Back to the Future writer reveals Biff is based on Donald Trump

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Back to the Future Part II didn’t get everything right in its predictions about life in 2015 – sorry, Chicago Cubs fans and flying car enthusiasts – but it did nail Donald Trump.

Trump, the current frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, was used as a basis for the alternate 1985 version of Biff Tannen, writer Bob Gale revealed in an interview with The Daily Beast.

“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.”

That future Biff was based on Trump should come as no surprise to the many people who have drawn comparisons between the fictional character and former reality star. As far back as two years ago, a Tumblr post focused on their similarities; in July, The Huffington Post published a story called “Donald Trump Is Biff Tannen From Back to the Future, which detailed how the two men were alike – including references to their namesake hotels, multiple wives, and signature hair.

Watch Biff in action below.