Madame Tussauds moves wax Trump to London embassy after he cancels visit
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London’s Madame Tussauds moved its wax figure of President TrumpDonald TrumpProject Veritas surveilled government officials to expose anti-Trump sentiments: report Cheney: Fox News has 'a particular obligation' to refute election fraud claims The Memo: What now for anti-Trump Republicans? MORE to the new U.S. embassy in the city after the president canceled his visit to open the building next month.

Claire Treacy, a spokeswoman for the museum, told The Washington Post that they decided to move the wax Trump after learning that the president had canceled his trip.

“Just like the rest of the country, we woke up to the news of Trump having canceled his visit,” Treacy said. “And we thought: 'Wouldn’t it be fun [to move] our own President Trump there, instead?'”


Trump confirmed late Thursday that he canceled his trip to cut the ribbon at the new U.S. embassy, saying that he is “not a big fan” of an Obama-era real estate sale involving the new site.

The relocation and redevelopment plan was executed starting under former President George W. Bush in 2008 and was made for security reasons, officials said at the time.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, with whom Trump has butted heads frequently, responded positively to the news that the president would not be visiting.

“It appears that President Trump got the message from the many Londoners who love and admire America and Americans but find his policies and actions the poor opposite of our city’s values of inclusion, diversity and tolerance,” Khan said.

Treacy said that the wax figure move was “just a bit of fun” and not a political action.

“We were only at the embassy for about 25 minutes, but there were some immediate reactions,” she said. “Workers came out to take selfies, and I guess some people checked twice whether this is really just a waxwork.” 

Armed police patrolling the embassy spoke to the Tussauds employees about the figure, but made no arrests and allowed them to remain on site. Trump has now been moved back to the museum, about 20 minutes away from the embassy.