Here’s one for the history books: the first movie that Donald Trump screened during his term in the White House was Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory. He held the screenings as mass protests raged around the United States (and in front of the White House) in opposition of Trump’s travel ban against refugees and citizens of certain Muslim-majority countries.
After news emerged about the screening, which began at 3pm Eastern time, many people on Twitter started asking the film’s director Andrew Stanton what he thought about Trump choosing his movie as the first film screened during his administration. Stanton has not directly addressed the situation, but has spent much of the afternoon retweeting other people’s posts that clearly express his opposition to the travel ban. At last count, he had retweeted nine messages, including the following ones:
— AltDOJ (@alt_doj) January 29, 2017