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People take photos of a statue of a naked Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in New York's Union Square, Aug. 18, 2016. City parks workers later removed the statue. (Image credit: VOA)
.This life-size statue is expected to go for auction in Los Angeles in October.
. Many statues of Trump have spring up in USA, some of them have been removed by 
  local administrations.

September 1,2016:

The US Presidential elections will be held on November 4 this year. And the heat is on!


The Republican nominee Donald J Trump is known for his loud mouth. He ignites passion, heat, and controversy.
If you have secretly been wanting one of those naked Donald Trump statues that popped up in several U.S. cities last month, one is going up for sale.

The life-size statue is expected to go up for auction in Los Angeles in October with an estimated price tag of between $10,000 and $20,000.

Some of the money raised from the sale will go to the National Immigration Forum, which advocates for immigrant rights.

The statue was the creation of a group of anonymous artists calling themselves INDECLINE.

Not to be left behind, Trump supporters swung into action to get a statue of Hillary Clinton out!

The Trump statue is not the only piece with a political angle. One piece shows the Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wearing a tuxedo. It is expected to go for $15,000.


One of the statues placed in New York’s Union Square showed a naked Trump, hands crossing a large stomach. It was later removed by city officials. Other statues were seen in Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco and Cleveland. The Los Angeles version is the one for sale in the auction.

As the elections draw near, watch out for more joy and sorrow to the campaigning! Naturally, these kinds of male sculptures or naked statues do not go well with the intense fans and supporters. And what about the family members? What about Donald Trump’s wife and family members? Naturally, the family members have to take the things in stride when someone is in public life. (with input from VOA)


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