Almost a year after it was erected near her hometown in Slovenia, a wooden statue of Melania Trump has been burned to the ground.
Almost exactly a year after it was erected near her hometown in Slovenia, a wooden statue of US First Lady Melania Trump has been removed after it was set alight.
While she and President Donald Trump celebrated Independence Day over the weekend, the statue – commissioned by Berlin-based American artist Brad Downey and sculpted by local folk artist Ales Zupevc – was lit on fire.
The life-size sculpture, carved by chainsaw from the trunk of a tree, hardly resembled Ms Trump before somebody took a match to it, though was painted with a pale blue wraparound coat resembling the one she wore when her husband was sworn in as President in 2017.
Now blackened and disfigured, Mr Downey said he had the statue removed as soon as police informed him it had been damaged.