Trump ‘live figure’ thumps Merkel at Berlin’s Madame Tussauds

Unlike the usual wax figures, the new moving “Trump” in the Berlin museum is an actor wearing a silicone mask modelled on the billionaire US president, dancing to the Abba hit “Money, Money, Money”.
A performer in a Donald Trump mask hits a punching ball with German chancellor Angela Merkel’s face at the Madame Tussauds wax museum in Berlin, Germany, on Tuesday.(REUTERS photo)
A performer in a Donald Trump mask hits a punching ball with German chancellor Angela Merkel’s face at the Madame Tussauds wax museum in Berlin, Germany, on Tuesday.(REUTERS photo)
Updated on Aug 14, 2018 11:55 PM IST
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Madame Tussauds in Berlin unveiled its latest attraction on Tuesday - a posturing Donald Trump figure striking a picture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel on a punchball.

Unlike the usual wax figures, the new moving “Trump” in the Berlin museum is an actor wearing a silicone mask modelled on the billionaire U.S. president, dancing to the Abba hit “Money, Money, Money”.

Relations between the two leaders got off to a frosty start, although Trump said they had had a “great meeting” on the sidelines of a NATO summit last month.

Trump was measured in 1997 for New York’s Madame Tussauds when he was real estate developer.

The Berlin museum’s spokeswoman Nina Zerbe said it took nine people and more than two months to make the silicon mask, which has real hair.

“Ultimately, people find him funny and want to take pictures with him. They don’t feel repelled,” she said. “We noticed a year ago when we put up the wax figure that he is not someone who is perceived as negative or whom visitors want to harm.”

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