Donald Trump screened The Greatest Showman with lawmakers


It’s tranquil unclear whether or no longer President Trump bought round to staring at Steven Spielberg’s The Put up, however he did seek but any other film that he it sounds as if loved moderately rather: The Greatest Showman.

Hugh Jackman stars in the film, a musical about P.T. Barnum of Barnum & Bailey Circus. In step with Reuters, White Dwelling Chief of Workers John Kelly urged journalists at Camp David, Maryland that Trump screened The Greatest Showman with Republican lawmakers, who gathered to focus on about the yr’s legislative agenda.

As relayed by varied journalists, Kelly talked about he thought he would “undergo through it” however ended up liking the movie musical.

Zac Efron, Zendaya, Michelle Williams, and Rebecca Ferguson also feature in The Greatest Showman, directed by Michael Gracey with music from La La Land songwriters Justin Paul and Benj Pasek.

Trump previously screened Finding Dory at the White Dwelling in direction of his first yr as president, though his crew currently received permission to display cover The Put up at the White Dwelling and Camp David, which is great for extra than one causes.

For one, the discipline material facilities on The Recent York Instances and The Washington Put up‘s efforts to submit The Pentagon Papers at a time when the sitting president used to be placing gag orders on the media and dubbing journalists the enemy. Many critics, moreover the solid and crew, drew parallels between these events and Trump’s demonization of mainstream media.

Then there’s the solid itself. Meryl Streep, who denounced Trump in direction of a speech at the 2017 Golden Globes awards ceremony, stars in The Put up as Kay Graham, The Washington Put up‘s first feminine writer struggling with sexism at her hold alternate.

Her costar Tom Hanks, too, spoke out against Trump. He currently talked about that he wouldn’t display cover The Put up for the president if given the likelihood.