Earlier this year there was quite a lot of controversy surrounding the impending installation of a President Donald Trump bot in Disney World’s iconic Hall of Presidents, but on Tuesday, the animatronic version of our president finally made his debut.
Unfortunately, a lot of people seem to think the robot looks more like actor Jon Voight than it does President Trump.
Disney fan site WDWMagic leaked a preview of Trump-bot’s lines on the ride, and while the robot does include Trump’s defining physical characteristics – like his signature coif and gyrating hands – it does bear a striking resemblance to Voight.
People on Twitter were, of course, quick to point out the resemblance between the robot and the famed actor.
“We didn’t have room in the budget for a new robot so we just threw some different hair on the Jon Voight one.” pic.twitter.com/MKsgh9poJm
— Sam Grittner (@SamGrittner) December 19, 2017
Congratulations to John Voight for being elected to Disney’s Hall of Presidents. pic.twitter.com/GPvgPTyTC3
— Happy Seanukkah! (@CaptainToney) December 19, 2017
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
Disney gave the job of Trump in the Hall of Presidents to Jon Voight and I can’t stop laughing. pic.twitter.com/dtu4PnqPv4
— Wil Spillane 🚀 (@2xUEss) December 19, 2017
However, some others have a different, better theory: Disney had prematurely made a Hillary Clinton robot, and they just changed it a bit to make it look more like Trump.
Here me out on this. Clearly Disney had Hilary’s robot ready to go and then they had to try and make it look like Trump. Don’t hate me. This is just a necessary and painful fact we all need to deal with. pic.twitter.com/biSirfwE59
— Shannon O’Neill (@spotastic) December 19, 2017
The more I see of Disney’s ‘Hall of Presidents’ Trump, the more I’m convinced they made a Hillary one first and had to redo it pic.twitter.com/vJTMnZPak8
— maple cocaine (@historyinflicks) December 19, 2017
Personally, the latter theory seems most likely. Both because assuming that Hillary would win is definitely something Disney’s “Imagineers” would do, and because only a Hillary-to-Trump trans bot could turn out that mortifying.
Whatever the case, President Trump certainly deserves better.
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