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 TrumpKushner lands book deal, slated for release in 2022 Biden moves to undo Trump trade legacy with EU deal Progressives rave over Harrison's start at DNC 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.