Slovenian Village Sparks Controversy With a Trump 'Statue of Liberty'

  • 2019-08-29
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Slovenian Village Sparks Controversy With a Trump 'Statue of Liberty'
 
A village in Slovenia has become divided over a statue that was built in honor of President Trump. It is being called the Trump 'Statue of Liberty.'
 
According to Yahoo:
Its creator, architect Tomaz Schlegl, told AFP he wanted the piece to serve as a comment on populist politics.

A mechanism installed in the head allows the facial expression to change from "very friendly during the week to really scary over the weekends", symbolising the hypocrisy of populist politicians, according to Schlegl.

The right arm is raised to the sky, in a pose reminiscent of New York's Statue of Liberty - or an iron-fisted salute, perhaps.

"For the first time since World War II populism is prevailing: look at (British Prime Minister Boris) Johnson, look at Trump, our president or (Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor) Orban. Where is this world heading?," Schlegl told AFP.
Despite villagers threatening to tear it down the statue has remained standing, unscathed.

 Source: TTN

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