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A Wax Figurine of Trump Represented America at the London Embassy

And it's more anatomically forgiving than those naked US statues.
January 12, 2018, 9:25pm
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Hours after reportedly calling a whole host of nations "shithole countries," President Trump decided to cancel his upcoming trip to London due to the "bad deal" that resulted in a new location for the US embassy.

Luckily, Trump's wax figurine was able to step in at the last minute. According to the Washington Post, Madam Tussauds in London decided to temporarily move Trump's statue from the museum and out to the new embassy to make up for the president's absence.

"Just like the rest of the country, we woke up to the news of Trump having canceled his visit," Claire Treacy, a spokeswoman for the museum, told the Post. "We thought: Wouldn’t it be fun [to move] our own President Trump there, instead?"


Unlike the more unfortunate waxwork nightmares, Trump's double is a pretty lifelike stand-in. According to the Post, his blond mop is made up of yak and squirrel hair, and he dons a suit and a signature red tie. Treacy said that some people even made a double take to make sure it wasn't the real thing.

"We were only at the embassy for about 25 minutes, but there were some immediate reactions," she told the Post. "Workers came out to take selfies, and I guess some people checked twice whether this is really just a waxwork."

The reaction to Trump's waxy doppelganger was much more positive than what some Londoners had planned upon the president's arrival. London mayor Sadiq Khan slammed the upcoming trip and activists said they would stage mass protests should Trump end up visiting the city.

But on Friday, Londoners seemed generally excited to see his stand-in at the embassy—even if the British version might be more anatomically forgiving than its US counterpart.