Donald Trump gets statue in wife’s homeland of Slovenia

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(Courtesy: ABC News/World News Tonight)

SLOVENIA (ABC News) – There’s no mistaking it depicts Donald Trump: a large wooden statue of the U.S. president has been erected in Slovenia, the homeland of his wife Melania.

The nearly eight-meter high (26 feet) construction shows Trump with his trademark hair style, blue suit, white shirt and a long red tie.

His right arm – fist clenched – is raised high like that of New York’s Statue of Liberty.

When triggered, a mechanism opens a red-painted mouth and shark-like teeth appear.

Statue creator Tomaz Schlegel said: “Like all populists, the statue has two faces.”
The monument built on private property in the sleepy village of Sela pri Kamniku has a temporary permit and has to be removed by Halloween, Oct. 31. Some local villagers, unhappy with its appearance, suggest torching it then.

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(This story was originally published on August 30, 2019)

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