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The comedian told Splinter News that he wanted to show young guests "what a protest looks like before Trump murders democracy"

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    This undated video screen shot provided by Walt Disney World shows an animatronic figure of Donald Trump, center front, at the Hall of Presidents attraction at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. The Trump figure moves his head during the traditional roll call of leaders, motions with his arms and gives a brief speech.

    In a symbolic act of protest, comedian and recent Walt Disney World guest Jay Malsky finally confronted President Donald Trump — sort of.

    Malsky tweeted Wednesday a video he took inside the theme park's Hall of Presidents attraction in which he can be heard chanting "Lock him up!" until he was stopped and escorted out by Disney World enforcement.

    He'd apparently been planning to confront the robo-POTUS, as he tweeted on Dec. 20: "Will be in Disney next week and def going to the #HallOfPresidents on my last day in the park. Taking suggestions on what to throw at Trump."

    He ended up throwing just his words, which was still enough to annoy other guests and draw the attention of park security staff.


    His tweet also drew the attention and derision of Trump supporters, including conservative website The Daily Caller, whose headline called Malsky the "saddest man in America."

    Malsky had a response for that, too, as he tweeted at the outlet, "You idiots have no idea how happy you've made me."

    In an email to Splinter News, Malsky elaborated on his motivations, explaining he wanted to show young guests "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 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 privilege," he said.

    Malsky also praised Disney's security staff for treating him respectfully.

    The team "could not have been more professional and courteous to me once they made sure I wasn't a legitimate threat to anyone," he said.

    The amusement park has not yet responded to NBC's request for comment.