Donald Trump Watches ‘Finding Dory’ At White House Theather Amid Protests In US
Jan 30, 2017 04:04 PM EST
After a chaotic and busy first week of presidency for newly elected United States President Donald Trump, the White House finally found time on its official schedule to relax and enjoy the weekend, or so they thought. The White House scheduled a screening of Finding Dory at the White House family theater while protests over the immigration ban were ongoing outside the White House and airports all across the United States.
Finding Dory is the film that Donald Trump chose for his first White House Screening, The Telegraph reports. The animated film is the long-awaited sequel to Disney Pixar's smash hit Finding Nemo.
Finding Dory follows the story of the beloved, but forgetful, Blue Tang fish named Dory. Because of Dory's short-term memory loss, she has lost her parents and has forgotten everything about them. During the course of the film, Dory travels across the ocean as she makes friends with different creatures of different backgrounds as she finds her way back home.
US President Donald Trump issued an executive order to temporarily ban people from seven predominantly Muslim countries in the Middle East and Africa travelling to America. As a result, refugees from all over the world, green card holders and visa holders from the 7 countries that are on the list are either detained at airports or pulled off airplanes from around the world, according to a report from The Guardian.
The executive order has sparked protests around the United States as thousands gathered outside the White House during the screening of Finding Dory on Sunday afternoon. The screening also didn't go unnoticed to Albert Brooks, the actor who voiced Marlin in Finding Dory, the clownfish, worrisome father of Nemo.
Albert Brooks voiced out his opinion on Twitter. Brooks tweeted that the choice of Finding Dory as the film for the White House screening was an unfortunate one given the circumstances. According to Brooks, Donald Trump watching Finding Dory is odd given that the movie is about reuniting family, which in real life, Trump is preventing.