Madame Tussauds to unveil a wax figure of Donald Trump
The waxwork Trump, complete with his trademark shock of blond hair, perma-tanned skin and jutting chin, shows him in the Oval Office, with pictures of his family sitting on the famous desk.
The model will join other famous presidents, including Barrack Obama, as well Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.
Tussaud’s principal sculptor Dave Gardner said: “We had a tight deadline, it was a challenge. We worked hard on capturing his character and prowess.”
The installation is due to open to the public when the President-elect's inauguration takes place
We had a tight deadline, it was a challenge. We worked hard on capturing his character and prowess
General manager Edward Fuller said: “Since Mr Trump was announced as the victorious candidate in what was a nail-biting and hard-fought campaign for both parties, our studio team have been frantically busy matching his famous tan and trademark hairstyle in time for the start of his presidential reign.
“Our guests will now find him standing imperiously in the Oval Office section within the attraction where he’ll reside for the remainder of his presidency.”
Finishing touches were added to the model yesterday, with the installation due to open to the public tomorrow, when the President-elect’s inauguration takes place.
Mr Trump, whose election campaign was punctuated by a stream of Twitter messages, plans to keep tweeting when he takes office tomorrow.
He said: “Look, I don’t like tweeting. I have other things I could be doing. But I get very dishonest media, very dishonest press. And it’s my only way that I can counteract.”
Trump tweets his way through Presidency
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Mr Trump often used Twitter during the campaign to communicate his views.
Since winning the November election he has delivered a steady stream of tweets – often focused on countering critics.