'Dump Trump': Madame Tussauds changes Donald Trump wax figures

Kristine Tarbert
·Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·2-min read

Madame Tussauds’ wax museums wasted no time in making some tweaks to their displays around the world as the US election results started rolling in.

In Berlin Donald Trump ended up in a dumpster just days before the results were called, while in London he has been promptly changed into his golfing attire.

A member of the Madame Tussauds studios team places a set of golf clubs next to a wax figure of US President Donald Trump which has been re-dressed in golf wear following the 2020 US presidential election, in London, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020.  Joe Biden was elected Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 as the 46th president of the United States, defeating President Donald Trump in an election that played out against the backdrop of a pandemic, its economic fallout and a national reckoning on racism. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)
A member of the Madame Tussauds studios team places a set of golf clubs next to a wax figure of US President Donald Trump. Photo: AP

After a nail-biting election and four days of the world waiting for a result, Trump was indeed photographed playing golf as TV networks made their calls for his rival Joe Biden.

Now, photos show the Madame Tussauds studios team redressing their presidential display, complete with golf clubs and Trump’s signature ‘Make America Great Again’ cap.

“His campaign may not have been a hole in one, but Donald Trump is now on course to dedicate more of his time to his favourite sport as #MadameTussaudsLondon re-dresses his figure in golfing attire to reflect his potential 2021 wardrobe,” the London museum posted on Twitter.

A member of the Madame Tussauds studios team adjusts a wax figure of Donald Trump which has been re-dressed in golf wear following the 2020 US presidential election, after Joe Biden's third bid for the White House has been a success as he is set to become the 46th President of the United States. (Photo by Jonathan Brady/PA Images via Getty Images)
The studios team adjusts a wax figure of Donald Trump in London. Photo: Getty

Shortly before the US presidential elections, Madame Tussauds in Berlin decided to preemptively throw the wax figure of Donald Trump into the trash bin, a move intended to reflect its expectations of the results.

And while it got much closer than they potentially anticipated, it seems in the end their predictions were correct.

“Today’s activity is rather of a symbolic character ahead of the elections in the United States,” the museum’s marketing manager Orkide Yalcindag said at the time.

“We here at Madame Tussauds Berlin removed Donald Trump’s waxwork as a preparatory measure.”

BERLIN, GERMANY - OCTOBER 30: Shortly before the US presidential elections, Madame Tussauds Berlin throws the wax figure of Donald Trump into the trash bin and dispose of it on October 30, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. They expect that he is going to lose, so say they don't need it any longer. (Photo by Tristar Media/Getty Images)
Shortly before the elections Madame Tussauds Berlin throws the wax figure of Donald Trump into the trash bin. Photo: Getty

Trump's waxwork wears a badge saying 'I love Madame Tussauds', with tweets reading 'Fake News!' 'You are fired!' and 'I love Berlin' pop out of the bin around it.

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The bin is arranged as if outside Trump Tower in New York.

BERLIN, GERMANY - OCTOBER 30: Shortly before the US presidential elections, Madame Tussauds Berlin throws the wax figure of Donald Trump into the trash bin and disposes of it on October 30, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. They expect that he is going to lose, so say they don't need it any longer. (Photo by Tristar Media/Getty Images)
He was posed outside of Trump Tower. Photo: Getty

Donald Trump is refusing to concede defeat in the 2020 US election after Democratic rival Joe Biden claimed victory.

Biden crossed the 270 threshold needed to become the 46th president after winning the battleground state of Pennsylvania, according to an AP election count, tweeting he was honoured America had chosen him.

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