Dump Trump (statue)

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Dump Trump
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The statue at Trafalgar Square on 4 June 2019
ArtistDon Lessem
Year2019 (2019)
SubjectDonald Trump
Dimensions4.9 m (16 ft)
Coordinates51°30′29″N 0°07′39″W / 51.50794°N 0.12760°W / 51.50794; -0.12760Coordinates: 51°30′29″N 0°07′39″W / 51.50794°N 0.12760°W / 51.50794; -0.12760

Dump Trump is a 16 feet (4.9 m) high statue of former United States President Donald Trump sitting on a golden toilet. The sculpture was temporarily installed in Central London's Trafalgar Square ahead of his 2019 visit to the United Kingdom, and displayed during the Trump-organised Salute to America in Washington DC, on 4 July 2019.

Description and history[edit]

Anti-Trump protest in London's Trafalgar Square. The statue can be seen in the center

In addition to depicting Donald Trump tweeting from a smartphone on a golden toilet while wearing a MAGA hat with "IMPEACH ME!" scribbled on it, the 16-foot (4.9 m) statue makes flatulence noises and says the phrases "I'm a very stable genius", "no collusion", "witch-hunt", and "you are fake news". The statue was designed by dinosaur expert and author Don Lessem and cost approximately $25,000.[1][2] "I'm interested in things that are big, not very intelligent and have lost their place in history", the artist commented.[3]

History[edit]

The statue was temporarily installed in Central London's Trafalgar Square ahead of his 2019 visit to the United Kingdom.[4] It was displayed during the Trump-organised Salute to America event in Washington, D.C. on 4 July 2019.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Giant model of Trump sitting on golden toilet tweeting appears in central London". The Independent. 4 June 2019. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  2. ^ Handley, Lucy (4 June 2019). "The giant Trump baby and other stunts that took on the president – and polarized opinion". CNBC. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Trump baby blimp 'stabbed with sharp object' by pro-Trump supporter". The Independent. 4 June 2019. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  4. ^ Worden, Andy; Gibbons, Brett (4 June 2019). "Dump Trump protest attracts activists to Trafalgar Square". walesonline. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  5. ^ Folley, Aris (3 July 2019). "Giant robot Trump tweeting on toilet coming to DC to protest Fourth >celebration". TheHill. Retrieved 5 July 2019.