The GOP nominee has no clothes!
While New Yorkers are used to seeing Trump all over their city — the GOP presidential nominee's name is emblazoned on dozens of buildings across the New York City skyline — passersby near Union Square in Manhattan Thursday morning were treated to a different view of the real estate mogul. Identical statues depicting Trump in the nude have appeared in multiple cities across the U.S., including New York City, Seattle and Los Angeles.
The crude statues show Trump with a jarringly large gut, dark stretch marks and his genitals fully exposed. Notably, the statues feature Trump without any testicles — the name of the project is "The Emperor Has No Balls."
The anarchist graffitti collective INDECLINE has claimed responsibility for the statues, according to the Washington Post. The group, which previously made over the stars of the Hollywood Walk of Fame to list the names of black Americans killed by the police, hopes to humiliate the GOP nominee with the unfavorable depiction — a more extreme, but comparable, strategy to HBO comedian John Oliver's attempt to rebrand Trump by his ancestral name: Donald Drumpf.
"Like it or not, Trump is a larger-than-life figure in world culture at the moment," a spokesman for INDECLINE told the Washington Post before the statues were unveiled. "Looking back in history, that’s how those figures were memorialized and idolized in their time — with statues."
The Trump statue in New York is situated in the famous Union Square public park. Social media users have been posting pictures of themselves beside the life-sized effigy.
Another statues is located outside of some local businesses in Seattle near the intersection of 11th and Pike.
A third statue was spotted in Los Angeles outside of the Soap Plant & WACKO novelty shop.
Statues also appeared in San Francisco and Cleveland.