Seth Meyers, Jimmy Fallon Mock Disney’s Animatronic Trump
Fallon joked that the robot Trump "deported Aladdin," whereas Meyers argued the figure belongs in the Haunted Mansion attraction.
After Disney World unveiled an animatronic Donald Trump to its Hall of Presidents, Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers took a moment during Tuesday's late-night shows to point out the comical disparities between the president and the attraction's robot.
On The Tonight Show, Fallon shared some quips about the animatronic president being an influence at the amusement park. “Yeah, he’s really making an impact at Disney. Today he deported Aladdin and he gave Scrooge McDuck a tax break,” Fallon joked. “You can tell it’s Trump’s robot, because Putin’s backstage controlling it.”
Fallon also mentioned how Trump stated that he felt “honored to be in the hall of Presidents,” whereas his robot jumbled, “Yer! I’m hernerred to ber in da Herl of Prersidernts!” Fallon then compared the robotic Trump to the statues of Lucille Ball, Cristiano Ronaldo and a courtroom sketch of Tom Brady, all of which have also received criticism over failing to be accurate depictions.
The late-night host then presented a mock commercial for Disney’s Hall of Presidents introducing Trump to their animatronic lineup. “It’s great to see all the great children here, with their tiny little hands. We’re all born with tiny hands.” the robot Trump is heard saying, before singing, “We have small hands after all.”
After the narrator encourages visitors to witness their depiction of the “most inspiring heroes,” the robot Trump jokes, “This is lame. I wanna ride the teacups.”
Over at Late Night, Meyers was quick to criticize the appearance of the animatronic Trump.
“Good Lord! Disney World, was that supposed to go in the Haunted Mansion?” the host quipped. “Did you paint some glue on his head and then throw the wig from 10 feet away? Even Lincoln is looking at him like, ‘This is the worst thing that’s ever happened to me.”
Unable to refrain from laughing at the figure, Meyers joked that he found the perfect gift this holiday. “You know, I think, as our Christmas gift to ourselves, we’re just gonna use that as our Trump picture from now on,” Meyers said. “Let’s take care of ourselves. It’s the holiday season.”
The late-night host proceeded to use the image of the animatronic Trump for the remainder of his broadcast whenever reporting about the president. After addressing director of National intelligence James Clapper stating that Vladimir Putin handles Trump as one of his spies, Meyers showed a headshot of Disney’s Trump. “I don’t think he’s been poisoned,” Meyers said, before adding, “This is what he’d look like if poisoned.”
Meyers also showed a photo of animatronic Trump over a Trump tweet calling “FAKE NEWS” as well as alongside a photograph of British PM Theresa May.
On Monday, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts announced Trump would be added to its popular Magic Kingdom attraction. “As has been the tradition with every new president since the attraction debuted, an Audio-Animatronics figure of President Donald J. Trump has been added to the show,” Disney said in a statement. “President Trump personally recorded remarks exclusively for The Hall of Presidents, just as each sitting president has done for the attraction since the early 1990s.”
The figure has received mixed reviews on Twitter, with some comparing the appearance to that of actor Jon Voight and resembling Trump’s former rival, Hilary Clinton.