Trump's Animatronic Delayed at Disney's Hall of Presidents Over Creative Differences

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Reportedly, despite Disney Imagineers working with past presidents from all parties on their speeches, the Trump team demands that they, and they only, will write the speech for the president and his animatronic doppleganger.

"There's already a script that's been written for his team to edit; we're hopeful that by the first anniversary of his election, he'll be there with the 44 other presidents that preceded him", Disney CEO Bob Iger told CNN. After all, President Trump danced at the January inaugural ball to Frank Sinatra's "My Way", and his communication team made it very clear he meant to write and record the speech his way.

The ride has been closed since January and was expected to re-open by Summer, but the creative differences between Disney and the Trump administration had instituted a significant delay in the premier of the latest version of the attraction.

Jacquee Wahler, vice president of communications for Walt Disney World, calls the Vice report "inaccurate", adding that "President Trump will have a speaking role in the Hall of Presidents like every president since 1993".

Following a statement from Disney and an editorial review by the outlet, however, it seems these reports weren't accurate. Now it seems when it returns later this year, not only will we receive a new presidential speech, but also a much broader look at how far we've come as a country.

Those presidents worked with Disney to craft a benign, non-partisan message appropriate for a family setting, Motherboard reports. "They want to include our 45th commander-in-chief in this 45-year-old theme park attraction, while at the same time, not seem to endorse or support some of Trump's more controversial policies".

No details were available on what Trump will say.

Disney's Hall of Presidents is located at Walt Disney World in Florida and is a patriotic show that features animatronics for all 44 presidents, but is now closed to add the 45th president.

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