On Friday, for a short while, a Madame Tussauds wax figure Donald Trump was placed outside the new US embassy in Nine Elms, south London.
This was placed after Trump announced that he will cancel his UK visit to open the new embassy building.
Reason I canceled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for “peanuts,” only to build a new one in an off location for 1.2 billion dollars. Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2018
Construction workers and office workers were seen taking pictures with the 6-foot wax figure. The figure was placed next to the building nicknamed “Giant Cube.”
The wax figure is wearing Trump’s trademark black suit with a white shirt and long red tie.
According to Claire Treacy, a spokeswoman for Madame Tussauds in London, “Just like the rest of the country, we woke up to the news of Trump having canceled his visit. And we thought: ‘Wouldn’t it be fun [to move] our own President Trump there, instead?’”
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She continued, “We were only at the embassy for about 25 minutes but there were some immediate reactions. Workers came out to take selfies and I guess some people checked twice whether this is really just a waxwork.”
Traecy added, “We hope that people will take it as it was: just a bit of fun. This was a chance to bring the figure out to people who might not usually be able to visit our museum.”
The wax figure is now back at the museum.
More pictures of the figure below:
— Madame Tussauds (@MadameTussauds) January 12, 2018
Here are some reactions to the figure:
Hahaha looks like they found your replacement already #PresidentTrump. Although @realDonaldTrump I do have to say, the wax figure seems to have more hair & less wrinkles… #Trump #wax #replaced #wrinkles #hairgoals #hairloss #TrumpVisit #FakePresident #UnfitToBePresident #UK
— Brooklyn Payton (@BrooklynPayton) January 12, 2018
I’ll take the wax figure over the real Trump. At least the wax can’t talk nonsense 😒😒
— Natalie A Nubukpo (@akpenubp) January 12, 2018
The real reason Trump cancelled his trip to London? His wax figure at Madame Tussaud's is even worse than his robot at Disney World. #PresidentShithole
— Rob Woodyard (@robwoodyard1) January 12, 2018
— Tony papa (@Tonypapa9) January 12, 2018
Londoners pose with a wax version of Donald Trump placed outside the new U.S. embassy after he tweeted he isn't attending its opening. IN-25FR pic.twitter.com/IvibDjGgAt
— CNN Newsource (@CNNNewsource) January 12, 2018
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