Donald Trump not only lives in the White House; he now lives at Disney World too — a robotic version of him at least.
After a yearlong closure for renovations, Walt Disney World in Orlando reopened the Hall of Presidents exhibit at the Magic Kingdom. In addition to updated lighting, sound, and content, the park also added the current sitting president, Donald J. Trump.
Yes, the robot Trump moves and even talks. Trump himself recorded his speaking lines for the exhibit, as has every president since Bill Clinton in the 1990s. But the internet couldn’t get over how the new animatronic figure looked. Let’s just say the resemblance was not uncanny.
Trump's animatronic figure for the Disney Hall of Presidents looks like it was carved out of Play-Doh and left out in the Florida heat, where it was discovered by a dying albino squirrel who settled atop its head and has been left there to decompose. pic.twitter.com/3vMZUTEylx
— Elizabeth M. (@_ElizabethMay) December 19, 2017
Disney really did Trump dirty with his Hall of Presidents waxwork… well done Disney, well done. pic.twitter.com/KgtTbvTcpj
— Lewis John Yule (@LewisJohnY2) December 19, 2017
There are also some wild theories about why Trump’s robot looks odd, to say the least. It was rumored last year that Disney was so sure Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton would win the election that it had already discussed how to dress her for the exhibit. Now Twitter is running with this conspiracy:
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
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
There is, however, one believable theory about the Trumpbot. Many Twitter users pointed out the robot’s resemblance to actor Jon Voight.
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
I always knew Jon Voight would ascend to the presidency one day. pic.twitter.com/zAyfpQyWc0
— Courtney Theriault (@cspotweet) December 19, 2017
Donald Trump, by the way, has not responded to the Hall of Presidents disaster.
In less creepy internet news: NBC’s The Office is in the works for a television comeback. The Hollywood Reporter reports that the network is “looking” to revive the popular comedy that ended in 2013 after nine seasons. Fans initially loved the idea.
OKAY ITS HAPPENING… ITS HAPPENING PEOPLE EVERYONE STAY CALM https://t.co/a6cAUgt2G1
— Will Bjarnar (@wbjarnar34) December 19, 2017
Unlike the successful reboot of Will and Grace, however, NBC will not be rebooting the show with the original cast. Some fans had major problems with recasting the show — especially Steve Carell’s character, Michael Scott.
IF THERE IS NO MICHAEL SCOTT, THERE IS NO REVIVAL OF THE OFFICE https://t.co/eE03DrrNEb
— Jess defends #NetNeutrality (@GeekyNonsense) December 19, 2017
when there’s a “The Office” revival but it doesn’t have michael scott coming back pic.twitter.com/RaQxiCYJaN
— JM Peretin (@Jmprtn13) December 19, 2017
If the rumors are true, The Office will return to the small screen for the 2018-2019 season.
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