Well, perhaps, possibly this is one way to regain President Donald Trump to stop talking.
Disney World, which traditionally has given speaking roles to presidential robots in its corridor of Presidents, is reportedly considering a non-speaking Trump to avoid offending visitors.
The Florida resort’s corridor of Presidents, currently closed, features robotic versions of totality preceding American presidents. A robot Trump will join the ranks when the corridor reopens later this year.
The animatronic Trump was to own been unveiled June 30, Walt Disney World nowadays, a website devoted to Disney park news, reported in April. Disney World hasn’t confirmed a reopening date.
But a theme park with the goal of pleasing everyone hasn’t fairly figured out how to portray a president who inspires very extreme reactions, Motherboard reports, citing a source “close to Walt Disney Imagineering.”
Since the mid-1990s, Disney’s corridor of Presidents has featured a recorded statement from the current president, including Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
Trump, however, hasn’t made himself available to record a speech for his robot, Motherboard reports.
Then there’s the matter of Trump’s unpopularity.
“Given how polarizing the president is right now, Disney Parks & Resorts is currently trying to find [a solution] that approaches middle ground,” the source told Motherboard. “They want to include our 45th commander-in-chief in this 45-year-former theme park attraction, while at the same time, not seem to endorse or support some of Trump’s more controversial policies.”
Sources told Walt Disney World nowadays and Motherboard that Trump will most likely be shown in a non-speaking capacity.
Disney also appears to be in a non-speaking capacity approximately the attraction, failing to reply to multiple inquiries from HuffPost.
Disney World typically hypes the addition of a current president to the exhibit with photos and press releases. Not so with Trump, according to Tom Corless, who runs Walt Disney World nowadays.
“Three months into Obama’s administration, they showed photos of him recording lines for the exhibit and photos of his figure,” Corless told HuffPost. “They haven’t even mentioned that this time.”
Disney CEO Robert Iger announced shortly after the November election that Trump would be added to the corridor, sparking a backlash.
One petition asks Disney to accomplish certain Trump’s animatronic figure didn’t speak, particularly since some of his more illustrious quotes ― “Grab them by the pussy,” “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters,” and “My fingers are long and pleasing, as, it has been well documented, are various other parts of my body” ― aren’t nearly as inspiring as, say, “request not what your country can accomplish for you, but what you can accomplish for your country.”