He’s the Waxmander-in-Chief. A wax statue of President Trump unveiled in Times Square Friday proved just as polarizing as the real deal being inaugurated in Washington, D.C. Madame Tussauds’ replica was unceremoniously wheeled off a truck and put on display outside the museum’s Times Square location about an hour before the 45th president took his oath of office. The new sculpture is one of four matching figures created by the London-based chain to mark the start of Trump’s White House residency. Based on exact measurements of Trump taken at a 1997 sitting, it uses yak hair for Trump’s famous blond pompadour and squirrel hair for his bushy eyebrows. “We try to use human hair whenever possible, but to exactly match the color and texture (for Trump), we had to use other material — to create as accurate a replica as we possibly could,” Eric Fluet, the New York museum’s head of marketing, told the Daily News. Dozens of tourists flocked to grab selfies with the dummy version Friday, but legions of jaded locals passed by without stopping. One Brooklyn grandma expressed outrage at the sight, saying she wanted to “smash it up.” “Take it down,” Ruth Williams, 57, a Brooklyn… Read full this story
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