Wednesday 20 September 2017

Trump ends the weekend with screening of Finding Dory, while America protests immigration ban

Finding Dory. ©2013 DisneyPixar. All Rights Reserved.
Finding Dory. ©2013 DisneyPixar. All Rights Reserved.

Sasha Brady

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."

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.

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