Donald Trump screened the film “Finding Dory” in the White House on Sunday, as hundreds gathered outside to protest his immigration ban.
Trump screened the Disney Pixar film in the afternoon amid massive backlash against his executive order prohibiting foreign nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.
The White House announced the movie screening in its official schedule for the president.
In between foreign leader phone calls today, Pres Trump hosting a movie screening in the Family Theater. WH aide says it's "Finding Dory."
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 29, 2017
White House staff and family members watched the film at 3 p.m. while hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered across the country to protest Trump’s executive order.
The executive order, which Trump signed on Friday, also prohibited Syrian refugees from entering the U.S. for an indefinite amount of time.
Twitter was none too happy with Trump’s priorities on Sunday:
— Chris Lu (@ChrisLu44) January 29, 2017
If you wonder what Trump will be doing today during a potential constitutional crisis that he'd have triggered – he's watching Finding Dory https://t.co/aX7GXzLwZj
— Zachary Alfred (@ZacAlf) January 29, 2017
This afternoon, Trump will host family & staff for a screening of "Finding Dory". I shit you not.
— Peter Zizzo (@pzizzo) January 29, 2017
— Derry London ✈️ (@Derry_London) January 29, 2017
Bannon running amok while Trump watches Finding Dory pic.twitter.com/odwqyt5Tjp
— Joshua Block (@JoshACLU) January 29, 2017
Finding Dory is mostly about a family reuniting across a border that wouldn't be blocked by a wall
— Jared Rizzi (@JaredRizzi) January 29, 2017