“A wax figure of former President Donald Trump was temporarily removed from Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks in San Antonio, Texas, after sustaining damage from customers.”
It’s not uncommon for wax figures to sustain damage by visitors as part of normal wear and tear, but the damage that the Trump effigy sustained can’t be attributed to normal wear and tear.
Customers had such a visceral reaction to Trump’s wax figure that they punched, scratched and clawed at it.
The pummeling that was inflicted on the Trump likeness wasn’t a commentary on its artistic quality, but on the racism, xenophobia, homophobia and corruption that the flesh and blood Trump represents.
The narcissistic Trump is probably apoplectic that his wax representation was removed from public view, because surely, he knows that that there will be precious few statues erected to celebrate the worst president in history.
In a way I’m sorry that the Trump simulacrum was put in storage because it served a useful role as an outlet for our outrage for how Trump almost destroyed our democracy in four short years.
It’s just too bad that the real Trump can’t be put away in storage in a nursing home for the criminally insane.