New York City, the home of Donald Trump, has unveiled a new golden statue in his honor. The statue depicts the president driving a golf cart over the graves of fallen soldiers and COVID-19 victims. Entitled “The Final Push” and engraved as a tribute to the “45th President of the United States Donald Trump, ‘Destroyer of Civil Rights and Liberties” was dated from 2016 to 2020, indicating that the installation artist feels confident in Biden’s odds in November’s election.
The satirical statue shows Trump in the golf cart holding his driver up toward the horizon. Meanwhile, his loyal Fox News correspondents and hosts are depicted pushing his golf cart from the rear to help him navigate the bumpy terrain of gravestones.
The statue is located in Battery Park, which is a favorite location for protests in New York City. The statue can be viewed along with Pier A on the Hudson River. Since Trump was born in New York City to his mentor/father, Fred Trump, the statue is a tongue-in-cheek tribute to the leader of the country.
Instead of being attributed to one artist, The Final Push was created by a collective of artists. They named themselves The Trump Statue Initiative, which helped them secure the funding and support they needed to place the golden statue of Trump in the most populous city in the United States.
The Trump Statue Initiative worked to embody “our 45th President’s most notoriously self-serving, narcissistic and racist moments.”
The artists depicted Trump as an overweight man. The actor holds the golf club aloft as he drives the cart across the gravesites of those who died in the name of America. Other graves in the exhibit belong to those who have recently lost their lives to COVID-19.
Trump has never hidden his love affair with golf. According to a report from Forbes from July 2019, Trump’s golf habit will likely cost American taxpayers more than $340 million. This price is expected to increase substantially because of all the health and safety measures put in place amid the coronavirus pandemic. Another source compared Trump’s golf expenditures to his presidential salary. He allegedly spent 334 years of presidential salary to go golfing.
Although Americans are stuck at home and in the hospital amid the coronavirus pandemic and the country is torn apart amid racial uprisings, it has been widely reported that Trump still makes time for golf trips.
Since his inauguration on January 20, 2017, Trump has played golf 291 times. Every time he hit the links, the taxpayer footed the bill.
Tombstones in the installation were dedicated to “loser” and “It is what it is,” referring to Trump’s lack of empathy around soldiers and police lost while serving as well as the hundreds of thousands of American victims of COVID-19.
Trump famously called the American victims of war “suckers” and “losers” for putting their lives on the line for America. Trump and every patriarch in the Trump family managed to avoid combat. Trump used the “bone spur” excuse to dodge the draft in Vietnam.
When Trump was invited to visit the graves of American soldiers at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in November 2018, he said: “Why should I go to that cemetery? It’s filled with losers.”
This is a “living statue” manned by actors.
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