Trump ends the weekend with screening of Finding Dory, while America protests immigration ban
While America recoiled in horror at Trump's immigration ban and staged protests across the country, the US president kicked back and enjoyed the feel-good film, Finding Dory.
The White House announced the film screening in its official schedule for the president on Sunday.
"In between foreign leader phone calls today, Pres Trump hosting a movie screening in the Family Theater. WH aide says it's "Finding Dory," it wrote on Twitter.
According to the Associated Press, Trump was watching the Disney-Pixar movie with family, friends and members of staff.
Finding Dory is the sequel to the 2003 animated film, Finding Nemo. Ellen DeGeneres voices Dory, a forgetful fish who travels the seas to be reunited with her family.
One of the movie's stars, Albert Brooks, noted the irony of Trump's movie choice as he tweeted: “Odd that Trump is watching Finding Dory today, a movie about reuniting with family when he’s preventing it in real life."
Odd that Trump is watching Finding Dory today, a movie about reuniting with family when he's preventing it in real life.— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) January 29, 2017
While Trump and friends gathered around to watch the Disney-Pixar movies, thousands of people were protesting across the US against Trump's executive order.
The executive order, which Trump signed on Friday, states that nationals from Syria, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Iran, Sudan and Yemen will be refused access to the US for 90 days.
As Muslim Ban protests erupt nationwide and outside White House, Trump holds private screening of "Finding Dory." Not joking.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 29, 2017
I can't get over Trump making time to watch "Finding Dory" today in the middle of a national crisis he dropped on us like a Friday newsdump.— Saeed Jones (@theferocity) January 30, 2017
"Mr trump there are mass protests going on rn"— RyansAverageLife (@RyanAbe) January 29, 2017
"Idc im watching finding dory"
"But...sir...its getting bad"
"WRONG Just keep swimming OK"
Oh my god I thought people were saying Trump watched Finding Dory as a joke— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) January 29, 2017
I’m sure Trump, a man who seems utterly incapable of experiencing mirth or joy, enjoyed FINDING DORY this afternoon— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) January 29, 2017
At 3pm, Trump is hosting a screening of Finding Dory, a movie about what happens when you're separated from your family.— Alex Zalben (@azalben) January 29, 2017
Let that sink in.
Nero played the fiddle while Rome burned. Trump watched Finding Dory— Alex Dortenzio (@Dortayy) January 30, 2017