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Trump makes his Disney World Debut 

Trump's likeness won't do much to extinguish conspiracy theories by his fans that Disney didn't want him there.
Trump's likeness won't do much to extinguish conspiracy theories by his fans that Disney didn't want him there.

Donald Trump will join the exclusive Disney World Hall of Presidents Club today when the attraction re-opens Tuesday after a lengthy refurbishment. 

The Hall of Presidents has been a staple at the park since it opened in 1971. Trump is just the latest commander in chief to be represented.

LOS ANGELES — President Trump has finally arrived at Walt Disney World.

And, yes, he speaks.

After a delay that prompted online conspiracy theories, the most common one being that Disney was trying to silence Mr. Trump, Disney World unveiled an audio-animatronic robot in his life-size likeness on Monday as part of its famed Hall of Presidents exhibit.

The revamped 25-minute show finds Mr. Trump, or at least a silicone-skinned version of him, joining his 43 presidential predecessors. He stands next to a seated Abraham Lincoln in the center of the stage with his signature hair, his suit jacket unbuttoned and his tie dangling extra low.

“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 says.

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Trump's speech is devoid of the fiery rhetoric they helped get him elected. No references to "Little Marco" or "Lyin Ted".  It's more or less garden variety inspirational stuff as Ulysses S. Grant,  Abraham Lincoln and Rutherford B. Hayes listen intently to his words. 

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