Anti-Trump Matilda statue unveiled by Roald Dahl Story Company
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The Roald Dahl Museum on Monday unveiled a new statue of the author’s iconic character, Matilda Wormwood, staring down President TrumpDonald John TrumpDACA recipient claims Trump is holding ‘immigrant youth hostage’ amid quest for wall Lady Gaga blasts Pence as ‘worst representation of what it means to be Christian’ We have a long history of disrespecting Native Americans and denying their humanity MORE.

The museum, located in Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire, U.K., wanted to honor the fictional bookworm near Dahl’s longtime home on the 30th anniversary of the book’s publication.

In “Matilda,” the titular character famously stands up to the “tyrannical” headmistress Miss Trunchbull. The Roald Dahl Story Company conducted a survey asking who respondents thought Matilda would stand up to in the present-day.


Nearly half of respondents – 42 percent – said that Matilda would be staring down the U.S. president, while just 21 percent proposed U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May. British commentator Piers Morgan was also a common answer, with 16 percent putting him as Matilda’s adversary, according to The Independent.

“Matilda demonstrates that it’s possible for anyone, no matter how small and powerless they feel, to defeat the Trunchbulls in their own lives – a message that feels more relevant today than it did 30-years-ago,” Bernie Hall, marketing director at The Roald Dahl Story Company, told The Independent.