A wax figure of Donald Trump had to be removed from his display at a waxwork museum in Texas, USA, because visitors wouldn’t stop attacking it.
The San Antonio Express News Reported that the proprietors of Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks had to move Donald to its storage room, because patrons punched and scratched him, inflicting deep cuts to his face.
“When it’s a highly political figure, attacks can be a problem,” Clay Stewart, the regional manager of the museum told the publication.
He said that they initially tried to prevent the attacks by moving him within view of the front desk, so security could keep an eye out. However, this still did not prevent museum visitors from passionately “punching” Donald hard in the face.
So they shipped him to the storage room, where he currently presides.
“We’ve always had trouble with the presidential section because no matter what president it was – Bush, Obama or Trump – they’ve all had people beat them. The ears were torn off Obama six times. And then Bush’s nose was punched in.”
Obama, at least, has seen some respite since he left office and remains on display, where he is reportedly only very rarely attacked.
The former stands in close proximity to Trump’s former domain, so he really is seeing better days at the San Antonio museum.
It turns out, unsurprisingly, that this figure of Trump is not the first to have been on the receiving end of rough treatment. In October 2020, Madame Tussauds Berlin got rid of its Trump statue, ceremoniously dumping the replica in the rubbish when it changed its exhibits as a way to condemn his administration’s politics.
Even members of his dynasty are unsafe; a statue of ex-first lady Melania Trump in her native Slovenia had to be removed after being set on fire by vandals.
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