Madame Tussauds' Change To Its Trump Display Is Causing Quite A Stir

We may still be a few days away from the 2020 presidential election, but curators at Madame Tussauds Berlin seem to have taken matters into their own hands by deciding where their wax figure depicting President Donald Trump needed to go... into a dumpster marked "DUMP TRUMP Make America Great Again." Trump's likeness was surrounded with bags of trash and images depicting tweets that read "You are fired!" "Fake News!" and "I love Berlin." Footage from Reuters showed museum workers wheeling wax Trump off the U.S. presidential exhibit which still featured the grinning images of his predecessors, Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan (via Reuters).

The museum's marketing manager, Orkide Yalcindag admitted the move was a gesture, saying, "Today's activity is rather of a symbolic character ahead of the elections in the United States. We here at Madame Tussauds Berlin removed Donald Trump's waxwork as a preparatory measure."

The fate of Trump's wax figure is unknown

There's no word on whether the Trump wax figure will be removed or if it will be returned to its former presidential display after the election. Still, it was enough to tickle social media where users were more than amused by the thought of taking out Trump with the day's trash. 

One user tweeted a photo of the Trump dumpster saying: "Remember when Trump said the USA would be 'respected again,' under his leadership? Madame Tussauds- Berlin, has shoved their Donald Trump wax figure into a dumpster. How's that for respect?" Another suggested: "A time-lapse of it being melted down would instantly become the most viral video of the year. Madame Tussauds in Berlin dumps Trump before U.S. election" A third tagged Melania Trump and commented: "@FLOTUS, didn't you just say 'we are respected in the world again?' That was a lie, of course. Here's how the world feels about ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩. In 4 days, we're taking the real trash out of the @WhiteHouse."

Madame Tussauds London has also reacted to global events

Madame Tussauds may be a fun waxwork museum to visit, but it has been known to react to global events in the past. After Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they would be stepping back from royal duties, Madame Tussauds London made a few changes to their royal family set, too. 

Steve Davies, who is general manager of the popular tourist destination said at the time, "Alongside the rest of the world we are reacting to the surprising news that the duke and duchess of Sussex will be stepping back as senior royals. From today Meghan and Harry's figures will no longer appear in our royal-family set. As two of our most popular and well-loved figures they will of course remain an important feature at Madame Tussauds London as we watch to see what the next chapter holds for the them" (via People).