Kelly Stewart Harcourt, daughter of late actor Jimmy Stewart, blasted a Republican National Convention speaker for suggesting President Donald Trump shared qualities with the character her father played in the classic movie “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

“In her speech at the G.O.P. convention Monday night, Natalie Harp, a cancer survivor, made reference to the film ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ comparing Donald Trump to George Bailey, the main character in the film, played by my father, Jimmy Stewart,” Harcourt wrote in a letter to the opinion section of The New York Times on Thursday.

She continued, “Given that this beloved American classic is about decency, compassion, sacrifice and a fight against corruption, our family considers Ms. Harp’s analogy to be the height of hypocrisy and dishonesty.”

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Harp, who is an advisory board member for the Trump campaign, said on Monday night, “George Bailey is given a great gift: The chance to see what the world would be like without him. Tonight, Mr. President, we’d like to give you that same gift.”

Scene from Frank Capra’s 1946 classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” starring Donna Reed (L) and Jimmy Stewart (C).
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She also said that Trump’s 2016 election opponent Hillary Clinton was a “crooked Mr. — or I should say a crooked Mrs. — Potter with no hope of escape except death itself.”

In a television critique, the NYT pointed out that in the beloved 1946 Christmas film, Bailey is a character who “famously battled a greedy real estate developer.”

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In “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Bailey, with the help of a guardian angel, sees what his town would have been like if he hadn’t been born and performed all his good deeds.

Stewart, also a celebrated veteran, passed away in 1997 at age 89.

Source: FoxNews

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