Disney added a Trump robot to the Hall of Presidents and everyone is making the same joke

Louis Dor
Tuesday 19 December 2017 12:00
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The animatronic statue of Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, has finally taken its place in the Hall of Presidents at the Magic Kingdom Park, World Disney World.

The refurbishment of the attraction lasted a year and will reopen on Tuesday 19 December, with Trump taking pride of place next to his 43 predecessors (Grover Cleveland served two nonconsecutive terms and is technically the 22nd and 24th US President).

The animatronic Trump, which stands next to a seated Abraham Lincoln in the centre stage with an unbuttoned suit and an exceedingly long tie, was built by Disney Imagineering.

It says:

Above all, to be American is to be an optimist — to believe that we can always do better — and that the best days of our great nation are still ahead of us.

It looks a little strange:

People also are comparing it to one particular actor:

Which, to be fair seems a little harsh to Jon Voight.

The Hall of Presidents was envisioned by Walt Disney himself, to honour the country by honouring its Presidents.

Picture: Disney(Disney)

It began with the seated figure of President Abraham Lincoln, built for the 1964-65 World Fair in New York.

In 1971, the Disney engineers built one for every President who had served, and since the early 1990s, Presidents have even been recording voice clips for the exhibit.

It's a little more austere than the much-parodied Country Bear Jamboree.

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