This weekend, amidst roiling protests of the Muslim ban, Donald Trump decided to host his first movie night in the White House, THR reports. Can you imagine the pressure he must have felt to pick a movie that would help his family and staff members forget the damage he has done to innocent immigrants' and refugees' lives? That's a lot riding on a 90-minute cinematic experience. He could go the comedy route, and choose something to lift their spirits and help them forget that the first detainees under his ruling were Iraqis who said they'd be killed if they returned to Iraq. Or maybe he'd choose a sad but ultimately uplifting drama, to remind him that it's early on in his presidency and perhaps his ratings will improve (unlikely). What a hard call to make!
But, you know what Trump picked? It's pretty rich. I couldn't have made up a better choice. He picked Finding Dory. Yes, the sequel to Finding Nemo. Yes, the movie about a separated family who travels the ocean in hopes of finding each other again. HM, DOES THIS PLOT SOUND FAMILIAR TO YOU? For example, you might say that the plot of this movie sounds an awful lot like the real life stories of refugees and immigrants who had hoped to come to the U.S. to reunite with their families?? Might you say that? I would.
Judd Apatow had another idea about why Trump might have picked it.
I'm willing to bet his short attention span stopped him from empathizing with any of the characters and their struggles in the movie. Personally, I'd love to know if Ivanka was there and if she was hungover from the party she went to last night.