City of Chicago Sticks Anti-Trump Statue in Front of Trump Tower

politics
June 29, 2017

This certainly seems like a week for insults at the highest levels in our land. Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders faced off with a swarm of indignant mainstream media reporters Thursday after President Trump responded to attacks from MSNBC “Morning Joe” host Mika Brzezinski by poking fun at her looks.

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Earlier this week, the city of Chicago decided to deliver an insult of their own toward the president, but rather than delivering it in the form of tweets, they wrote it in 5-foot-tall letters painted in gold.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events installed the sculpture, which is made up of the words “REAL FAKE,” in front of Chicago’s Trump Tower.

The urban art piece, by artist Scott Reeder, can mean whatever you want to mean, according to city spokeswoman Christine Carrino.

“What’s wonderful about art is that it’s completely open to interpretation,” she said.

It’s unclear if she actually believes that anyone will accept it as anything but an insult. The Tribune notes that the positioning of the “REAL FAKE” statue makes it easy for anyone to snap a selfie with it and Trump Tower in the background.

“The installation, in a spot where tourists frequently take selfies making rude gestures aimed at the president, seems calculated,” wrote Tribune reporter Kim Janssen.

While the sculpture was donated temporarily for the city’s use, it’s unclear if taxpayer money was used to install it.

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