Donald Trump’s team is fighting with Walt Disney World Imagineers over the Trump’s speech for The Hall of Presidents exhibit in Magic Kingdom.
According to Vice, the back-and-forth between Disney and Trump’s aides is because Trump is insisting that they will write the speech Trump’s robot will give during the attraction.
“When Disney tried to get this process started earlier this year,” the source explained to Vice, “Trump’s people said, ‘We’ll be writing the speech that the -president’s audio-animatronic figure will be saying.’”
The Imagineers for speeches have in the past worked with the various presidents’ teams to write the address, which for the last two decades has been given at the end of the exhibit by a robot of the current president.
“The Imagineers [the researchers and developers behind Disney’s theme park attractions] tried to point out that they’re typically involved with this process,” the source told the news outlet.
“That they directly collaborated with Clinton, Bush, and Obama’s people when it came to figuring out what the president’s audio-animatronic figure would say. Trump’s people said, ‘No. We’re writing this speech. You guys have no input on this.’”
The source said the company fears a boycott of the theme parks should Trump take to Twitter to express his grievances.
“They’d particularly like to avoid him tweeting about this situation,” the source said. “It would most likely result in a call for conservatives to boycott Walt Disney World, which is the company’s biggest fear.”