Donald Trump has earned his rightful place in history. Some joker sneaked into Disney World’s Hall of Presidents attraction and hung a sign around the neck of his audio-animatronic robot.
In bold red letters on a white background, it reads: Impeached!
— Paul Lidicul (@PaulLidicul) December 19, 2019
The image and video are going viral like crazy on social media.
It’s unsure how the jokester got inside. Most likely it was an inside job by some anti-Trump employee.
The attraction, which opened in 1971, is a multi-media presentation and stage show featuring Audio-Animatronic figures of all 45 presidents.
A replica of Philadelphia’s Independence Hall houses the show. It features a short historical account of notable presidents like George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and John F. Kennedy.
The film is followed by a stage presentation made up of audio-animatronic robots, including Trump.
Trump was added as a new audio-animatronic figure in 2017. His robot debuted after a roll call of past presidents. The animatronic Washington gives a short speech, followed by Trump standing and reciting the Presidential Oath of Office followed by his own short speech.
None other than The New York Times noted the occasion.
A Change.org petition was circulated after his election victory demanding that Disney drop Trump’s speech from the show, because of his history of making “degrading, insulting and demeaning” comments. More than 15,000 people signed the petition.
“Donald Trump ran a Presidential campaign on hateful speech, misogyny, racism and xenophobia. In doing so, he has tainted the legacy of the American Presidency forever,” the petition stated.
During the 2016 campaign, Trump was caught on an open mic audio tape bragging about assaulting women.
In the video, Trump tells Billy Bush about a failed attempt to seduce Nancy O’Dell, who was Bush’s co-host at the time (circa 2005).
“I moved on her, and I failed. I’ll admit it. I did try and fuck her. She was married.
And I moved on her very heavily. In fact, I took her out furniture shopping. She wanted to get some furniture. I said, “I’ll show you where they have some nice furniture.”
“I moved on her like a bitch. But I couldn’t get there. And she was married. Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything. She’s totally changed her look.”
Later, referring to Arianne Zucker (whom they were waiting to meet), Trump says:
“I better use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her. You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful—I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.”
Not long after, another jokester dubbed those comments over Trump’s Disney speech in a video that went viral.
After a delay that prompted online conspiracy theories, the most common one being that Disney was trying to silence Trump, the life-size likeness made its appearance.
“Above all, to be American is to be an optimist — to believe that we can always do better — and that the best days of our great nation are still ahead of us,” the Trump figure states.
Starting with President Bill Clinton in 1993, each new chief executive has been given a speaking role that lasts for their term in office, according to The Times. Trump, like past presidents, recorded his own speech.
But on Wednesday (Dec. 18) the House of Representatives in Congress voted to make Trump the third president in the nation’s history to face impeachment on two counts: Abuse of Power and Obstruction of Congress.
Today, Disney visitors were greeted with a new update of Trump’s dummy. Now he wears his trademark dark blue suit, white shirt, too-long red tie and… the sign.
Check out his full speech below and one dubbed with the Access Hollywood tape.