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Disney unveils Trump’s Hall of Presidents statue—and it’s the stuff of nightmares
It was a moment we knew had to come, but desperately hoped wouldn’t.
After a year of renovations, Disney reopened the Magic Kingdom’s Hall of Presidents in Orlando to unveil its animatronic Donald Trump. Now, visitors don’t exactly flock to the 46-year-old attraction for its dynamic presentation and flawless representation of U.S. leaders past and present, but Twitter quickly reached the consensus that Disney hit an all-time low with this Trump installment.
I mean, look at the thing.
Unfortunately, Hall of Presidents attendees also have to listen to it, despite a widely circulated petition to keep the 45th president’s mouth shut in the exhibit. Rather than make racist remarks about Mexicans or his lewd, sexually predatory comments about women, robo-Trump dutifully rattles off meaningless cliches, such as, “From the beginning, America has been a nation defined by its people.”
Twitter users quickly noted 45-bot’s uncanny resemblance to actor Jon Voight, who won an Academy Award for best leading actor as a paraplegic Vietnam veteran in the 1978 film Coming Home. (Would Trump consider Voight’s character a hero? Hard to say.)
It's weird how the Trump robot at the Hall of Presidents is Trump from an HBO movie five years from now where he's played by Jon Voight pic.twitter.com/7GtizFfELR
— Jason Bailey (@jasondashbailey) December 19, 2017
Starting to think the Trump statue in Disney’s Hall of Presidents was funded by Jon Voight. pic.twitter.com/2A408MbQF3
— Abbi Crutchfield (@curlycomedy) December 19, 2017
Others noted how disdainfully the presidents of yore view him while he delivers his monologue.
all the other presidents in Disney's new Hall of Presidents look like they can't believe Donald Trump is president either pic.twitter.com/eMP9UX1bM8
— Matt Binder (@MattBinder) December 18, 2017
And some accused him of sexually harassing or attempting to deport other Disney characters inside the Magic Kingdom.
Breaking: The kids of It’s A Small World have filed a complaint against Hall of Presidents Trump saying he threatened all but the white ones with deportation
— Brohibition Now (@OhNoSheTwitnt) December 19, 2017
"Hall of Presidents" Trump has already started deporting the children of "It's a Small World." pic.twitter.com/WBJXqcbAG8
— Ben Siemon (@BenjaminJS) December 19, 2017
Watch Trump’s Hall of Presidents speech below.
And here it is played over the president’s infamous Access Hollywood tape.
Disney Hall of Presidents, Robo Trump with overdubbed Access Hollywood tape!pic.twitter.com/1HREMuFKRr
— Rusty Shackleford (@InstigatorRules) December 19, 2017
Bryan Rolli is a reporter who specializes in streaming entertainment. He writes about music and film for Forbes, Billboard, and the Austin American-Statesman. He met Flavor Flav in two separate Las Vegas bowling alleys and still can’t stop talking about it.