Trump’s team isn’t willing to let anyone but them write the President’s speeches, including an animatronic robot version of him.
Walt Disney World Imagineers are finding this out as they design the new president’s exhibit in the Hall of Presidents at Magic Kingdom, which features a robot recreation of each newly elected president. VICE reports there’s a bit of a standoff between Trump aides and Walt Disney staff over who writes the speech the Trump automaton delivers as onlookers pass by.
“When Disney tried to get this process started earlier this year,” the source explained to VICE, “Trump’s people said, ‘We’ll be writing the speech that the -president’s audio-animatronic figure will be saying.'”
While it is within Trump’s character to be overly concerned with what his robot self says in his Disney exhibit, the Disney Imagineers still thought they’d have a bit of a say, but to no avail.
“The Imagineers [the researchers and developers behind Disney’s theme park attractions] tried to point out that they’re typically involved with this process,” the source told the news outlet. “That they directly collaborated with Clinton, Bush, and Obama’s people when it came to figuring out what the president’s audio-animatronic figure would say. Trump’s people said, ‘No. We’re writing this speech. You guys have no input on this.'”
But Disney isn’t about to lose business over the scuffle, and they know their demographic.
“They’d particularly like to avoid him tweeting about this situation,” the source said. “It would most likely result in a call for conservatives to boycott Walt Disney World, which is the company’s biggest fear.”
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