Trump monument in Slovenia set on fire

Trump monument in Slovenia set on fire
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A wooden monument mocking President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump passes Pence a dangerous buck Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | Schumer wants .5 billion in emergency funds Trump nods at reputation as germaphobe during coronavirus briefing: 'I try to bail out as much as possible' after sneezes MORE in his wife's home country of Slovenia was vandalized on Thursday, with a suspected arsonist reportedly burning it to the ground.

ABC News reported that the monument, a depiction of the president in a suit with his right arm raised, was built to depict two Trumps: A stern-looking version, and an angry version with pointed teeth that is triggered by mechanical devices inside the piece.

“Like all populists, the statue has two faces,” the monument's designer, Tomaz Schlegl, said last year, according to ABC. “One is humane and nice, the other is that of a vampire.”

Milan Balazic, mayor of the Slovenian town of Moravce, told the network that the destruction of the monument was a "symbol of intolerance toward artistic projects in our society."

The art project was unveiled last year, and followed a similar depiction of first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump to speak on coronavirus as pressure mounts Five takeaways from Trump's trip to India Melania Trump attends 'happiness' class during India visit MORE carved out of wood in her hometown of Sevnica.