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Melania Trump Statue Set on Fire in Her Native Slovenia

Melania Trump Statue Set on Fire in Her Native Slovenia

A wooden statue of Melania Trump has burned down.

The statue of the 50-year-old First Lady, located in her hometown of Sevnica, Slovenia, was reportedly set on fire on Saturday, July 4.

Local police told Brad Downey, the American artist who commissioned the sculpture, that the statue of Melania was set on fire and that they are investigating the situation. They also informed him that the statue will be taken down.

“I want to know why they did it,” Downey told Reuters.

The artist said that the purpose behind the statue was to highlight the controversial immigration policy from President Trump‘s administration, while making it known that Melania herself is an immigrant.

Downey had local folk artist Ales Zupevc make the statue, which he carved out of the trunk of a linden tree with a chainsaw, back in 2019.

As of right now, neither Melania nor her husband have addressed the burning of her statue.

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