By: Paige Hubbard
A 16-foot robot, depicting U.S. President Donald Trump sitting on a golden toilet and tweeting, greeted Londoners on Tuesday (June 4) in Trafalgar Square.
Placed between the National Gallery and the Nelson Column, the giant robot – called “Dumping Trump” – emits farting noises and talks about “fake news”.
The creator of the giant robot, Don Lessem, is a dinosaur expert who served as an advisor on the Hollywood blockbuster Jurassic Park, according to U.S. media reports.
“It’s a tribute to Trump in all his greatness. We wanted to make something that captures what he does all day, which sits on the toilet and tweet vulgar things. And we actually… it’s like a Trojan horse, we have all of (London Mayor) Sadiq Khan’s family hidden inside here and they’re going to come out during the protest,” Lessem told Reuters on Tuesday.
Trump and his wife Melania are in Britain from June 3-5 for a state visit — a pomp-laden affair involving a banquet at Buckingham Palace. The invitation came from Queen Elizabeth although the decision was taken on her behalf by politicians.
Large scale of protests are expected on Tuesday in central London, where the leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn will join tens of thousands of protesters in a “Carnival of Resistance” to voice their opposition to the president.