Protests against Donald Trump are pretty routine by now. After all, he is a divisive, historically unpopular president, and manifestly unfit for the job. However, no one has seen a protest quite like the one that comedian Jay Malsky. When Malsky was visiting the Hall of Presidents at Disney World while on vacation, he decided it would be the perfect time to protest against Trump.
Standing in front of the robotic likeness of Trump that can only be described as bizarre and creepy, even for Trump, Malsky loudly chanted “Lock him up! Lock him up!” just like Trump’s people love to do to Hillary Clinton.
Here is the video of that moment:
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Malsky’s antics did not go unnoticed, of course. Security was called, and Malsky was led away in order to explain what he was up to, and why he was shouting at a fake Trump. The video went viral, and Malsky sent the following statement on his protest to Splinter via email:
Donald Trump is a mad man with fascist tendancies [sic] who has persuaded millions of middle-class Americans to vote against their own interests. So I was worried I’d be put on some sort of list (if I’m not already) and probably incur the wrath of ignorant sheeple. But I figured a bunch of them would be at this ride and wanted to show their kids what a protest looks like before Trump murders democracy. If people are upset that I disrupted their family vacation, I hope they’ll think about the thousands [of] children being taken away from their parents because of Trump’s racist immigration policies, or the parents of the hundreds of trans people murdered each year by transphobic and homophobic people, or the negative impacts of the tax bill on poor and middle-income Americans. I encourage anyone outraged that I interrupted a ride at Disney to check their privelege [sic].”
Malsky also praised Disney’s security team, saying that they “could not have been more professional and courteous to me once they made sure I wasn’t a legitimate threat to anyone.”
Kudos to this awesome, brave comedian. This sort of thing could get one into a lot of trouble these days, but we must stand up while we still have the right to do so. The future of the republic depends upon it.
Featured image via screen capture