President Trump will have a speaking role when his animatronic statue is added to the Hall of Presidents at Disney, despite a widely-circulated report by Vice that claimed otherwise.
“The Vice report is inaccurate,” Jacquee Wahler, the vice president of communications for Walt Disney World Resort, said in a statement sent to Fox News. “As we have stated, President Trump will have a speaking role in the Hall of Presidents like every president since 1993.
“We have been working closely with the White House and the president’s recording session has been scheduled,” Wahler added. “We have repeatedly stated that the attraction will re-open in late 2017."
The controversy over Trump’s inclusion in the attraction stems from an article first published Vice in May of 2016 — one which reported on the alleged “secret backstage Trump drama” at Walt Disney World. In the article, an inside source for Vice said Disney’s Imagineers were probably not going to give Trump a speaking role “given how polarizing the president is right now.”