An animatronic figure of President Donald Trump debuted at the Hall of Presidents in Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday. As a sitting president, 45 is one of the only speaking figures in the long-running show.
The Trumpbot joins the ranks of speaking characters that include other ground-breaking leaders, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. The speech, recorded by President Trump himself, talks about much of the principles the United States was founded upon.
"From the beginning, America has been a nation defined by its people," the horrific mechanical golem says, with its jacket undone. "At our founding, it was the American people who rose up to defend our freedoms and win our independence. It was why our Founders began our great Constitution with three very simple words: We the people."
The Hall of Presidents has been an attraction at Walt Disney World since it opened on October 1, 1971 in the resort's first park, the Magic Kingdom. The multimedia presentation and stage show includes significant chapters in U.S. history, including the signing of the American Constitution, the Civil War and a roll call of all presidents in order. The stage show includes audio-animatronic figures of all 45 presidents. Speeches by Washington, Lincoln and the current sitting president have been the three speaking characters at the attraction since 2009.
The most significant change to the attraction came with the induction of President Clinton, when a Columbia professor persuaded the park to add the darker side to the nation’s history, including slavery and civil rights issues that have long plagued the country.
Twitter reacted to the Hall of Presidents’ newest addition with a multitude of opinions.
Donald Trump being added to Disney's "Hall of Presidents" is now the world's most well-known participation trophy.
— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) December 18, 2017
Should you truly want to see the Trumpbot in action, view the video below.