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December 18, 2017

An animatronic version of President Trump made its jerky debut Monday at the Hall of Presidents inside Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

The figure has Trump's signature elaborately coiffed hair and longer than average tie, but is missing a smartphone with the Twitter app open and any piece of Make America Great Again ephemera. The Hall of Presidents, first opened in 1971, was shut down shortly after the inauguration to get the animatronic Trump up and installed. Trump, like every president since Bill Clinton, recorded the presidential oath of office and a speech for the attraction; he stands between Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

"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," robo-Trump says. "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." So far, the response has been pretty harsh; on Walt Disney World Magic's Twitter page, people say the figure looks like Jon Voight, Biff from Back to the Future, some guy's grandma in drag, Hillary Clinton "if they were already making a Hillary then heard the news and had to change it to a Trump," and "an answer to the question, 'What would it look like if Chucky grew up?'" Catherine Garcia

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