A wax museum in downtown San Antonio, Texas, removed its wax statue of ex President TrumpDonald Trump: Border Increase Stirs Senate Immigration Debate Republican Party Seeks Measures Banning Trans Athletes From Rally Voters House Opponents Confuse Trump Vaccine Message MORE after it was repeatedly vandalized, the San Antonio Express-News reports.
Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks removed the figure from public view after it suffered multiple beatings and transferred it to storage.
The scratches on the Trump figure’s face were especially damaging, said Clay Stewart, regional manager at parent company Ripley’s Entertainment.
“When it comes to a very political figure, attacks can be a problem,” Stewart said, according to Express-News.
The effigy of the former president will probably not return to the display floor until the new wax figure of President BidenJoe Biden The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Forget Courtesy in Congress Border Rise Stirs Senate Immigration Debate GOP Seeks Measures Banning Transgender Athletes from Raising Voters MORE is added to the rotation. It is currently still in production in Orlando, Florida, Stewart notes.
Following the Capitol riots on January 6, Trump left office with record low approval ratings. A February poll by YouGov and The Economist found that Trump was named the worst president in US history.
However, his base has remained strong in the two months since he left the White House. Trump is the top contender for a Republican presidential race in 2024, and a recent poll obtained by The Hill found that he garners the support of 51 percent of Republican voters before the upcoming primaries.
The same poll revealed that 88 percent of Republican registered or Republican-affiliated voters approve of Trump’s presidency.