Disney Debuts Nightmarish Donald Trump Hall of Presidents Robot, to Twitter's Glee

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President Donald Trump meets with Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Crown Prince of Bahrain, on November 30 in the Oval Office at the White House. Al Drago-Pool/Getty Images

On Monday, the animatronics team at Walt Disney World's "Hall of Presidents" exhibit finally unveiled its robotic version of President Donald Trump. Many dreaded the Trump-bot's unveiling and resented that it would appear alongside more widely beloved former presidents, such as Abraham Lincoln, Barack Obama and John F. Kennedy. But now that Trump's likeness is visible, those who oppose his Administration are having fun mocking its bizarre construction.

Parkgoers may recognize the "Hall of Presidents" as the Orlando, Florida, theme park's premier patriotic historical program—or simply as the only air-conditioned building in Liberty Square. There's no ride involved; instead, attendees are seated in a dark auditorium where they watch a presentation performed by animatronic figures.

Previously, the show ended with Obama saying, "We may come from different places and believe in different things, but what makes us American is a shared spirit [of] courage and determination, of kindness and generosity." Trump's added quote doesn't mention his campaign slogan "Make America Great Again," but it feels like a similar, paraphrased sentiment. "Above all, to be American is to be an optimist—to believe that we can always do better," Trump's animatronic figure says, "and that the best days of our great nation are still ahead of us."

Obviously, the internet is having a yuge ball mocking Disney's Trump-bot. Many have focused on how silly Trump looks surrounded by former presidents and philosophers:

Others pointed out that Trump's figure had been relegated to an area occupied by presidents with similarly low approval ratings, like Grant, Buchannan, Pierce, Johnson and Fillmore.

Many tried to launch a tongue-in-cheek conspiracy theory, saying Disney's animatronics team had already completed a Hillary Clinton robot before the election, and had simply adjusted several parts of its face after Trump's shocking 2016 win.

Most, though, gleefully mocked the animatronic figure's characteristic small hands and long necktie.

And then there are the folks who pointed out that, yes, Trump-bot is ugly, but Disney's likenesses of other presidents have never really been the most flattering.

Considering the likeness of Bill Clinton is pretty ugly too, there's no real evidence for an animatronic liberal conspiracy. It appears that no American president is safe from Disney's "honor."

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