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Wed Mar 3, 2021, 09:12 AM

The Ridiculous Golden Trump Statue at CPAC Was Actually Made in China, Says Report

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-ridiculous-golden-trump-statue-at-cpac-was-actually-made-in-china-says-report?ref=home

The Ridiculous Golden Trump Statue at CPAC Was Actually Made in China, Says Report
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Updated Mar. 03, 2021 7:09AM ET /
Published Mar. 03, 2021 7:08AM ET
Reuters/Octavio Jones


The absurd golden Trump statue at CPAC truly is the gift that keeps on giving. First, people rightly ridiculed the very existence of a massive golden statue of the ex-president, then they were further delighted when reports stated that it was built in Mexico—a country that Trump repeatedly demonized. But, according to Politico’s Playbook, there’s another twist in the tale... it was actually made in China. Artist Tommy Zegan initially claimed he made the statue with the help of three workers in Rosarito, Mexico, where he lives. But one of his business partners, Jose Mauricio Mendoza, then reached out to Politico to say Zegan appeared to have missed out a major part of the manufacturing process. “Everything is made in China,” Mendoza said. “I want to be straight, because if I’m going to sell these statues, they have to be true.” Mendoza also said he designed the statue, but that Zegan’s name was attached to it because “no one is going to buy ‘Jose’ stuff, at least not a Donald Trump statue.”

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Reply The Ridiculous Golden Trump Statue at CPAC Was Actually Made in China, Says Report (Original post)
babylonsister Mar 3 OP
Omnipresent Mar 3 #1
raging moderate Mar 3 #2
Omnipresent Mar 3 #6
genxlib Mar 3 #3
Sugar Smack Mar 3 #4
katmondoo Mar 3 #5
Nexus2 Mar 3 #7
Thunderbeast Mar 3 #8
duforsure Mar 3 #9
tulipsandroses Mar 3 #10
Wounded Bear Mar 3 #11

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 09:21 AM

1. Conservatives gave China the job of making that statue...

Now they are truly sad.
Other than that, the statues large head and small hands look accurate.
The waistline however is way too trim to be associated with trump’s!

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Response to Omnipresent (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 09:23 AM

2. Also, the neck is not saggy enough.

It looks like him about 20 years ago.

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Response to raging moderate (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 10:20 AM

6. That and the full head of hair.

One thing, I’m not clear on...Is trump gold colored from being around those Russian hookers?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 09:34 AM

3. kind of buried the xenophobic lede there

Sure it matters that it is made in China as one of many crazy things about this ridiculous statue.

But I am more interested in the fact that the real artist is hiding behind a white person because he can't sell the shit to Trump's xenophobic followers. So on point.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 09:51 AM

4. More than anything, I want (need) to know

a first-hand, detailed account of trump's reaction to that leering, oversized bobblehead that people are saying represents him. "No comment" would be his best answer. But I anticipate hearing about a full-blown tantrum and tears.
This is the DU member formerly known as Sugar Smack.

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Response to Sugar Smack (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 10:11 AM

5. I have been waiting to hear his reaction So far nothing.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 10:29 AM

7. Is there anything even vaguely connected to Trump that isn't twisty and shady as Hell? [nt]

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 10:42 AM

8. Does anyone else think this whole thing is a prank?

Just TOO ridiculous. It exposes the ignorance of the CPAC fans, and was made for late-night ridicule!

I wonder of the "Four Seasons Landscape" fiasco is in the same category of rat$@cking.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 10:50 AM

9. Its also very likely not made of gold,

And coated either with a very thin layer of paint, or a gold colored film. trump clamed things before were made of gold for larger tax write offs on his Florida mansion he sold to a Russian for a huge profit , which also was likely a money laundering deal. Then made more money creating phony companies for receipts for his deductions he claimed on his taxes.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 10:58 AM

10. He wants to sell the statues? How many of those atrocious things exist?

Will every trumper buy a statue of their mad king?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 11:16 AM

11. Where it was made is an amusing sidebar, not the real issue...

The real issue is that somebody thought it was a good idea.

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