A golden statue of Trump was moved into the venue of the American Conservative Political Action Conference (video screenshot)
According to video footage captured by Bloomberg reporter William Turton, two men in suits pushed a 6-foot-tall (182 centimeters) golden statue of Trump into the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Hotel, and staff members passing by couldn’t help but take pictures with their cell phones.
The head of the Trump statue was painted Gold, and the upper body was wearing Trump’s signature suit jacket with a white shirt and red tie, while the lower body was wearing American flag sports shorts and flip-flops, holding the U.S. Constitution in his right hand and a magic wand in his left.
According to reports, the statue was created by artist Tommy Zegan in response to a number of artworks that mocked Trump. Zegan said, “When I saw those statues mocking Trump two years ago, I thought I could do better,” and said the statue is made of stainless steel and is museum-quality, hoping it will eventually be displayed in Trump’s presidential library.
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Zegan explained that all sides of the statue have symbolic meaning, like the western exterior and tie represent Trump as a professional and a businessman, the red tie symbolizes he is a Republican, and the red, white and blue (of the pants) symbolizes he is a patriot, but the flip-flops and shorts represent he is retired and should be at the beach now.
When asked if he wants Trump to fight for the White House again in 2024, Zegan stressed, “Of course, I would be ecstatic. If he wants it to happen, it will happen.”