65 feet tall statue of Donald Trump dressed as a Warhammer warrior unveiled in Italy
The armored knees on Trump portrayed the Statue of Liberty's head, while his enormous shoulders carried the Russian leader on one side and an American bald eagle on the other
A massive statue of President Donald Trump dressed as a Warhammer warrior was unveiled in Italy, featuring several Twitter-birds on his sword and the head of Russian President Vladimir Putin on his shoulder. The herculean effigy, covered in golden armor and donning a gold leaf crown, brandished a huge claw hand with long talons and a Twitter-themed blade, the Daily Mail reported.
BREAKING NEWS: Huge statue that depicts Donald Trump as a Warhammer warrior with Twitter engraved on his sword and Vladimir Putin is unveiled in Italy. As it moved through the streets the animated Caesar-like figure turned from side-to-side and moved its arms. pic.twitter.com/cJmPX8XmPU— Dave Vescio (@DaveVescio) February 19, 2019
The animated Caesar-esque figure turned from side to side and moved its arms as it proceeded through the streets, greeting people who stood at its feet waving U.S. flags. The armored knees on Trump portrayed the Statue of Liberty's head, while his enormous shoulders carried the Russian leader on one side and an American bald eagle on the other.
The towering statue, which stood 65 feet tall, was a part of the Carnevale Di Viareggio festival in Viareggio, Tuscany, where over 600,000 onlookers witnessed the 40-tonne float parade around the city. The papier-mâché sculpture, named "Il Pa-Drone" or "Master-Drone", was inspired by The Emperor of Mankind character in the Warhammer game.
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The giant sword with Twitterbirds at the hilt was emblazoned with the phrase "dazi vostri", which directly translates to "your duties" or "your taxes". An Italian news report claimed the phrase is actually referencing Trump's trade war with China, and thereby translates to "Here's your f*****g tariffs," according to Heavy.
While the website dedicated to the parade refers to the president as "God Emperor Trump" and makes several pointed Warhammer references, sculptor Fabrizio Galli says he intended to mock the president and comment on his foreign policy. He has previously made floats that have mocked Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.
In a conversation with an Italian TV news station, he said, "It’s a joke, but in fact, he's trying to destroy nations with the economy instead of nuclear missiles. This is one of the strongest actions let's say, that powerful people like Trump can use."
"The supreme myth of having power over the whole universe," a description of the statue on the official website read. "The first God Emperor Trump. The parallelism with the dominant character of Warhammer 40K has never been more fitting, except that this is not a futuristic three-dimensional tabletop wargame but pure reality. The dominant male par-excellence has arrived, democratically, and is nowhere, among us. The Master-Drone flies over the Viareggio boardwalk as we prepare to pay the price."
The parade also featured a man dressed in a miniature version of the Warhammer suit, wearing a Trump mask. In another float depicting the U.S. leader, he is seen smiling while dressed in pajamas with a spaceship hot dog hovering around his head.