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Naked Donald Trump statues pop up in cities across the U.S.

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    A woman pointed at a statue of a naked Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, today, in New York’s Union Square. The statue was removed by New York City Department of Parks & Recreation employees.

NEW YORK » It’s Donald Trump like you’ve never seen him before.

Life-size naked statues of the Republican presidential nominee greeted passers-by in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Cleveland today. They are the brainchild of an activist collective called INDECLINE, which has spoken out against Trump before.

In a statement, the collective said the hope is that Trump, the former host of “The Apprentice” reality TV series, “is never installed in the most powerful political and military position in the world.”

The statues were created by an artist in Cleveland. They are of a stern-faced Trump with his hands folded over a bulging belly. Some parts of male genitalia are visible while others seemingly are missing.

“It is through these sculptures that we leave behind the physical and metaphorical embodiment of the ghastly soul of one of America’s most infamous and reviled politicians,” INDECLINE said in its statement.

Trump’s campaign declined to comment on the statues.

A statue in New York’s Union Square quickly drew the attention of people, many of whom posed for photographs with it, before it was removed by the city’s parks department.

“NYC Parks stands firmly against any unpermitted erection in city parks, no matter how small,” parks spokesman Sam Biederman joked.

A video posted by DNAInfo showed onlookers booing and groaning as workers snapped the statue off its base, leaving the feet behind, and loaded it face-down into the back of a pickup truck. One woman yelled, “Take his nasty feet, too!”

Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio, when asked about the naked Trump statue, said, “That is a frightening thought. When he’s wearing clothes I don’t like him.”

INDECLINE said statues on the West Coast were still in place.

This wasn’t the group’s first anti-Trump endeavor. The collective also has spray-painted a U.S.-Mexico border fence in Tijuana, Mexico, with an image of a gagged Trump.

The group’s other projects have included putting the names of African-Americans killed by police over the inlaid stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and painting the words “This Land Was Our Land” across an unused airstrip in the Mojave Desert.

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    • Calentura, you’re so right. More juvenile behavior by democrat haters. They could have picked up the ransom story and the lies associated with it. But that would violate the progressive media 1st commandment. “Thou shalt not allow SA readers to view anything negative about little Barry Hussein”. And of course that commandment applies to Hillary. By the way, where is Waldo? I mean Hillary. Seems she has taken a few more days off. Might there be some health issues she is dealing with? Nah, I’m sure it’s nothing. She’ll be back in the public eye soon enough. Maybe even a press conference with unbiased journalists asking relevant questions about Libya, the Clinton Family Foundation, the Clinton Global Initiative etc. And if you believe that I also have a railroad for sale.

      • Pretty sure I did not say the article should not have been run. Have you seen little Barry’s ears. Heck, he could fly around the world with those things. That sounds like a newsworthy story. Have you seen all of the unsightly folds of loose skin on Hillary’s neck. That also sounds like a newsworthy story. The SA should “ran” those stories. But that would violate the 1st commandment of journalism.

  • How appropriate. It was time someone pointed out that the emperor has no clothes! And this narcissisist needs to have his ego deflated.

    I’m not happy at all with Hillary and the several dumb and possibly unethical (not satanic) errors she’s made. But she—anyone—is way better than Herr Trump.

    Normally I’d vote for his opponent if it’s a close race, and third party if it looks like she’ll win anyway. But to make sure Trump loses in a huuuge landslide, so he’ll never consider running again, my vote will go to Clinton, rain or shine. Never Trump!

    • This one did not appear in the Main Stream Media during the run-up to the 2008 Presidential election…2 “partners” in West Hollywood, a gay enclave of Los Angeles, expressed their disdain for Sarah Palin and her stance on the gay rights issue by hanging her in effigy by a noose from their chimney. Tour buses were actually going by the house so tourists could take pictures of the display. People somehow found it amusing. The mayor of West Hollywood asked them to take it down, and they refused. I thought at the time, can you IMAGINE what would have happened if the situation had been reversed and it was Obama who was hung in effigy? But, the liberal Main Stream Media being what it is, made no mention of this despicable display. The juvenile antics of Liberals, however grossly poor in taste, always seem to get a free pass. By not condemning such acts, they give their silent approval.

      • Wrong. That story did appear in the mainstream media; that’s where I heard about it. I just did a google search on it, and there are still plenty of “mainstream media” stories about it you can find online, over 7000 of them. Including one story, dated Oct 30 2008, saying it had been taken down after another discussion with the mayor. So you are wrong, the mainstream media did make a lot of mention of the display, and the fellows that did it didn’t get a “free pass,” they were made to take it down.

  • I wonder if those laughing and ridiculing will think it’s funny when Trump’s side exercises their 1st Amendment rights as well. And that NYC Parks Director needs to be disciplined.

  • Trump has already banned newspapers from his “shows” who didn’t agree with him. As president he will be sure to try to repeal the First Amendment. He was bred such that his ego cannot take any criticism. He made his money off the sweat of those who are under-educated and by being a bully with suing everyone. Explain exactly how that makes him presidential. He has never been elected anywhere for anything.

    • and hiLIARy hasn’t done either? Remember the Rope-a-Dope…to prevent reporters getting to close to her while walking down a street? lol
      btw it’s been over 250 days since hiLIARy’s last news briefing.

  • Lots of laughs! Trump hasn’t made sense in one year. Your vote is absolutely worthless in a state which is 80℅ Democratic. You should quit your government job and move on to Alaska where you an join your fellow cold, uneducated, and unemployed Republican friends.

    • Great speech today by Mr Trump. Djou got Graba$$ to quit. Things are moving right along. “Make America Great Again” HiLIARy looking more wrinkled everyday. Classified emails and Clinton Cash are taking a toll on her. The pantsuit is just not big enough to hide all that baggage.

      • She needs to show her health records..she doesn’t look good (not that she ever did)…all the falls she’s taken is taking a toll on her…seen the picture where she is bding helped up a staircase…and she’s always sitting at her campaign rally before she speaks. At a recent rally when she was interrupted by hecklers her Dr. rushed to her aid before the SS showed up…& then the Dr. was issuing directives to the SS!!

      • Hillary was advised by General Colin Powell, former Secretary of State under Bush, to use her private server for her personal correspondence. Condolezza Rice, former Secretary of State under the first Bush President, also used a personal server.
        Liar, liar, house on fire.

  • Subject: Earthquake
    A big earthquake with the strength of 8.1 on the Richter

    scale hits the Middle East.

    Two million Muslims die and over a million are injured.
    Iraq, Iran and Syria are totally ruined and the governments ask for help to
    rebuild.

    The rest of the world is in shock

    Britain is sending troops to help keep the peace.

    Saudi Arabia is sending oil & monetary assistance

    Latin American countries are sending clothing

    New Zealand and Australia are sending sheep, cattle and food
    crop

    The Asian countries are sending labor to assist in
    rebuilding the infrastructure

    Canada is sending medical teams and supplies

    The new American President, Donald Trump, not to be outdone,
    is sending two million replacement Muslims.

    God Bless President Trump!

    Yeah….He’s got MY vote for sure!!!
    and praise be to allah..

  • Another disgrace to be added to the democrats rapidly growing list………………….
    So, the Dems had to pay actors to fill up seats at their convention and
    now we learn they paid Khan??
    Khan was paid $25,000 by the Clinton campaign to speak at the DNC.
    The speech was not written by Mr. Khan, but by two campaign staffers.
    The copy of the US Constitution that Mr. Khan held up was bought only
    two HOURS before his speech by a female staffer, to be used solely as a
    prop and Khan returned the book after speaking.
    5 Gold Star families turned down the opportunity to speak before Khan
    was contacted by the Clinton campaign.
    All five families were paid $5,000 and signed a non disclosure.
    Khan’s immigration law firm is in debt $1.7M and owes back taxes of
    upward $850,000 plus penalties.
    CNN paid Khan over $100,000 to tell his “story” and repeated
    interviews across networks.
    Khan was given a bonus of $175k by the DNC for his effort in the
    media.
    The IRS has since put Khan’s tax file on a “hold” status.
    Is this guy going to claim this on his taxes?? And doesn’t this
    disgrace the memory of his son?? Talk about soulless

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