Giant robot Trump tweeting on toilet while saying famous phrases will join UK protests, maker says
Don Lessem, an American science writer and dinosaur expert who consulted on Jurassic Park, created a robot for Donald Trump's state visit to the UK month. The enormous statue depicts the MAGA-hatted president tweeting on the toilet, with his signature extra-long red tie dangling into the bowl. The 16-foot machine even has an audio function that plays farts noises and Trump's famous phrases, including "No collusion", "you are fake news" and "I’m a very stable genius."
Watch the giant talking, tweeting 'Dumping Trump' robot in action
"My goal is to create this year’s attention-getting and bile-producing sequel to the Trump baby balloon, and one that could be more easily deployed at rallies all over the world," Lessem told The Daily Kos. "I think we need a focus to our rage, and as many and large reminders as possible of what a disgusting disgrace this oaf is to humanity." The 'Dumping Trump' statue is currently in China, but Lessom says it will be shipped to London "on a freighter whose name I won’t disclose for fear Trump will bomb it."
Last year Trump traveled to London, and was greeted by protesters flying a vibrant, 20 foot tall blimp that depicted him as a wailing, diaper-clad baby. An activist group raised more than $45K to create the comical float, and plan to fly the same balloon again, or perhaps a larger version. "Wherever it flies it will be close to Buckingham Palace and Donald Trump will have no option but to see himself up there in the sky," said organizer Asad Rehman, per The Independent. "We have to negotiate where and when but we’re confident it will be flying."
Watch the Trump Blimp Baby take off in 2018
During Trump's last trip to Jolly Old England, he held a press conference with Prime Minister Theresa May and met Queen Elizabeth II for tea. Critics accused him of breaking royal protocol by keeping the 93-year-old waiting, failing to bow, and lumbering awkwardly in front of her at Windsor Castle. The meeting reportedly lasted just 45 minutes, a stark contrast from presidents Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan, who were invited to stay the night at Buckingham Palace.
Since his upcoming trip is a state visit, Trump will be spending more time in the city, where the protests take place. He is scheduled to attend a state banquet at Buckingham Palace, but is not expected to address Parliament due to fears over an embarrassing row. Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan all addressed Parliament in the past, but evidently Trump is less welcome - possibly due to frequently insulting London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Twitter.
The White House said Trump's visit will "reaffirm the steadfast and special relationship" between the US and UK.