Donald Trump watched The Greatest Showman with lawmakers at Camp David, thought movie was 'fantastic'

The musical starring Hugh Jackman as circus promoter P.T. Barnum

Jack Shepherd
Sunday 07 January 2018 10:19
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Though Donald Trump may have woken up on the wrong side of bed Saturday morning — leading to some already infamous Tweets about being “a very stable genius” — the President apparently fell asleep Friday night contented.

That’s because Trump had apparently just watched The Greatest Showman, the Hugh Jackman-starring musical about circus promoter P.T. Barnum, with lawmakers at Camp David.

According to Reuters, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly told reporters the President had not gone to bed angry as had spent the evening watching the film.

Other reporters have since added that, while Trump initially thought he would “suffer through it”, he actually thought the movie was “fantastic”.

Recently, it as reported the White House had requested copies of The Post, the Steven Spielberg-directed Oscar contender about The Washington Post publishing The Pentagon Papers.

The request has come as a surprise to many as the film features an anti-Fake News narrative and stars two of Hollywood’s most vocal Trump critics: Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks.

A copy of The Post remains at Camp David — it remains to be seen whether Trump will watch the film.

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