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Trump Hall of Presidents Robot refers to a series of jokes, references and image macros to the introduction of the animatronic representation of President Donald Trump at the Disney World stage show "The Hall of Presidents."
On December 18th, 2017, the website Walt Disney World Magic released a video of the "Hall of Presidents" theme park attraction at Walt Disney World following a year of renovations. The video featured the before unseen animatronic puppet representation of President Donald Trump, which according to Thomas Smith, editorial content director for Disney Parks, includes audio comments recorded by President Trump. The video by WMW Magic (shown below) received more than 270,000 views in less than 24 hours.
Shortly after the video was uploaded, it began receiving a negative reaction online, particularly in regards to the animatronic's appearance. Some online compared the Trump animatronic to actor Jon Voight. That day, Twitter  user @2xUEss posted a side-by-side picture of the animatronic and a picture of Voight with the comment, "Disney gave the job of Trump in the Hall of Presidents to Jon Voight and I can’t stop laughing." The post (shown below, left) received more than 1,200 retweets and 4,300 likes in less than 24 hours. Others online made similar comments, joking that the Trump animatronic looks very similar to Jon Voight.
The animatronic spread to other social media sites as well, which led to additional comparisons alongside Jon Voight. On the microblogging social network Tumblr, user captainsnoop compared the Trump animatronic to his opponent during the 2016 elections Hillary Clinton, implying they initially made an animatronic for Clinton but had to change it after she didn't win the Presidential Election. The post managed to gather over 60,000 notes in less than 24 hours.
Some also commented on the appearance of the other president animatronics on stage, interpreting their stares toward the Trump animatronic as negative. Twitter user @goldengateblonde tweeted a picture of the other animatronics percieved reactions with the comment "Disney finally put Trump in the Hall of Presidents and the others are all 'can you believe this schmuck.'" The post (shown below) received more than 2,600 retweets and 8,300 likes in less than 24 hours.
Several media outlets covered the release and reaction to the Trump animatronic, including USA Today, The Daily Beast, CNN, Fox News, NPR, CBS and more. Twitter published a Moments page to archive the reaction to the of animatronic.
 WDWMagic – Donald Trump animatronic added to all new Hall of Presidents show at the Magic Kingdom
 Disney Parks Blog – The Hall of Presidents Reopens at the Walt Disney World Resort After Year-Long Transformation
 Twitter – @2xUEss' Tweet
 Twitter – @goldengateblonde's Tweet
 USA Today – Animatronic Trump joins Disney's Hall of Presidents, and Twitter thinks he looks like Jon Voight
 The Daily Beast – Terrifying Donald Trump Robot Debuts at Disney World. And It Talks.
 CNN – Disney adds Trump robot to its Hall of Presidents
 Fox News – Animatronic Trump Joins Disney World's Hall of Presidents
 CBS – Donald Trump makes debut at Disney's Hall of Presidents
 Twitter – Trump's statue in the Hall of Presidents looks … different
 Tumblr – Captainsnoop
 NPR – Disney World Adds Trump Animatronic Figure, But Likeness Is Lacking
Dec 19, 2017 at 01:57PM EST
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