Despite much push back, Disney is set to add a President Trump robot to their famous Hall of Presidents. The robot will have the special ability to speak which has stirred up controversy from the Trump resistance and opposers. Despite a lofty petition being signed, Disney Parks editorial content director Thomas Smith reported what the company has decided:
“Despite some media reports to the contrary, President Trump will have a speaking role in The Hall of Presidents, like every president since 1993. We have been working closely with the current White House – just as we have with previous administrations – and the president’s recording session has been scheduled. The attraction will reopen in late 2017.”
The attraction is going to remain closed because the park is updating several things including the theater and lighting system. Smith says this will provide “an even wider vantage point of our country’s history.”
Vice News reported in May saying that adding Trump to the Hall had become a “Chaotic process” and that Disney was debating adding Trump without a speaking role. Vice retracted two of their stories and issued an editor’s apology note:
“We are conducting a full editorial review to pinpoint how this source was vetted, and how these stories were approved and published in violation of our usual editorial workflow. We fell short of our standards, and regret the error.”
While Disney CEO Bob Iger doesn’t quite see eye to eye with Trump, specifically on the Paris Climate Agreement, apparently it hasn’t stopped him from respecting the President of the United States. Do you think more voters need to learn this concept? Let us know in the comments below!