Tuesday, October 23, 2018
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What Donald Trump’s robot has to say at Disney’s Hall of Presidents

Complete with corn-yellow hair and a tie that reaches just below his belt, animatronic President Donald Trump has taken his place at Disney World’s Hall of Presidents.

The famous attraction was slated to reopen Tuesday, after park visitors got a sneak peek of the revamped 25-minute show on Monday afternoon.

The Hall of Presidents has been shut down for nearly a year as the exhibit was retooled to feature Trump, among general improvements.

President George Washington then introduces Trump, who gives the following speech:

I, Donald John Trump, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States and will, to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, so help me God.

From the beginning, America has been a nation defined by its people. At our founding, it was the American people who rose up to defend our freedoms and win our independence. It is why our founders began our great Constitution with three very simple words: We The People.

Since that moment, each generation of Americans has taken its place in the defense of our freedom, our flag, and our nation under God.

These are the achievements of the American spirit, the spirit of a people who fought and died to bring the blessings of liberty to all our people.

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. It’s a privilege to serve as the President of the United States, to stand here among so many great leaders of our past, and to work on behalf of the American people.

Park visitors were first able to visit the Hall of the Presidents in 1971. Since 1993, the current president’s robot has been given a large speaking role in the presentation.

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