Madame Tussauds stated it was just a "preparatory measure" incase Trump loses the polls.
America is eagerly waiting to know if President Donald Trump will get elected for another term in office. While half the country is hoping he does, the other half and what seems like the rest of the world, is hoping he gets kicked out of the oval office.
According to People, the European wax museum, Madame Tussauds in Berlin dumped the wax figure of Trump in the trash, just days before the election results. The museum's move is an apparent "preparatory measure" in case he does not win the election. "Today’s activity is rather of a symbolic character ahead of the elections in the United States," said Orkide Yalcindag, the museum marketing manager to Reuters. He added, "We here at Madame Tussauds Berlin removed Donald Trump’s waxwork as a preparatory measure."
In a footage obtained by Reuters, the wax figure of Trump was wheeled away by employees after being placed into a trash can which also contained placards of signature Trump dialogues like "Fake News!, "I love Berlin," and "You are fired!" The big trash also had Trump's election tag line, "Make America Great Again," stuck to it. Several other trash bags along with a MAGA hat also accompanied the wax figure out of the museum.
Though the museum's action to remove the wax figure of the President is majorly symbolic, they have to wait for one more day to know if their measure is a precise one or not. On the other hand, Madame Tussauds in the US has not followed the footsteps of their museum in Berlin.
Exactly where it belongs.— A-AronS (@GunnySmurf) October 30, 2020
Europeans have never shied away from showing their disapproval of Trump and his policies. In 2019, thousands gathered to protest against the President before his visit to the United Kingdom. Thousands took to the streets of London to show their anger against the American President, according to Reuters.
The rallies continued even when he was just a few miles aways holding discussions with the former Britain Prime Minister, Theresa May at her Downing Street residence. According to Reuters, people shouted, banged drums, and waved placards at the march held in Trafalgar Square. The protest was referred to as the "Carnival of Resistance." The placards carried by protesters stated, “Keep your tiny hands off our Queen”, “Lock him in the tower” and “Free Melania!” A giant “Trump baby” balloon also flew high in the sky to show their dislike for the Republican President.
Parliament Square, London, UK. 4th June, 2019. Protest against American president Donald Trumps state visit to the UK. pic.twitter.com/jMBAqYfRdA— PenBarrittPhoto (@domesticbod) June 4, 2019
A survey done by YouGov among the British in 2019 showed Trump was the least liked foreign leaders in the country. Only 21% had a positive opinion on the American President. In the case of women, only 14% favored Trump.
With Election Day just around the corner, more than 87 million Americans have already voted via mail or early voting. However, the winner would not be out right away on 3 November, 2020 as many have voted via the mail-in voting due to the pandemic.