Giant golden statue of Donald Trump on sale for $100,000 goes on display at CPAC – as it’s revealed the golden idol was made in Mexico
- Artist Tommy Zegan, 61, made the piece while in Mexico, where he currently leaves under a residency visa
- He transported it to Tampa before bringing it to CPAC in a U-Haul, where he is hoping to sell it for $100,000
- Zegan made another version of the bust out of stainless steel, which he wants to sell for over $1 million
- Donald Trump himself is set to give the closing remarks at CPAC in Orlando, Florida on Sunday evening
The statue of Trump has been one of the most buzzed about topics surrounding CPAC this week.
Tommy Zegan, 61, is the artist behind the statue and is willing to sell for anyone wanting to spend $100,000.
‘He’s wearing a business suit because he’s a business man,’ Zegan said to the New York Post. ‘The red tie represents the Republican party, the red white and blue shorts represent the fact that he’s a patriot.’
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A golden statue of Donald Trump has been all the rage at CPAC in Orlando this week, which is being sold for $100,000
The statue, made by artist Tommy Zegan, was taken to CPAC in a U-Haul this week after being transported to Tampa
Trump is wearing sandals in the statue, an ode to a life he could be living were he to retire.
Zegan titled the piece ‘Trump and his Magic Wand,’ a reference to a comment Trump’s predecessor made about needing a ‘magic wand’ to revive jobs in the United States.
Ironically, POLITICO Playbook reveals that Zegan hails from Rosarito, Mexico, a country Trump publicly reviled throughout his presidency.
‘It was made in Mexico,’ said Zegan, who has a permanent resident visa in the country.
He spent over six months working on the statue, which was painted in Tampa and taken to CPAC in a U-Haul from there.
Additionally, Zegan made a stainless steel version of the statue that he wants to sell for over $1 million or put in a Trump Presidential Library.
‘She’s trying to get me in with the right people,’ Zegan said of Trump assistant Rhona Graff.
Despite being out of the spotlight for the past month, Trump remains a popular figure this week at CPAC
Trump will deliver CPAC’s closing remarks Sunday in his biggest appearance since leaving office in January
Zegan tried to give one of the statues to Trump at Mar-a-Lago for his birthday last year, but was rebuffed by security.
When Trump first announced his presidential campaign, Mexico was a main target of his.
‘They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people,’ Trump said about Mexicans.
The former president also made building a border wall between the United States and Mexico a trademark promise of his campaign, even saying Mexico would pay for it.
Trump is set to deliver the closing remarks at CPAC on Sunday, his first major national event since the end of his presidency last month.
Pictured: Tommy Zegan (right) moving his Trump statue to where it belongs during CPAC in Orlando, Florida
Pictured: An attendee at CPAC cozies up to the golden Trump statue on Friday. Many have taken pictures with the statue
One possible target of his speech is House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who said Trump ‘bears responsibility’ for the Capitol riot.
McCarthy went to Mar-a-Lago to try to repair his relationship with Trump in the aftermath of the comment.
Trump may also take the opportunity to shed more light on whether or not he has any aspirations to run for president again in 2024.
‘Donald J. Trump ain’t going anywhere,’ Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said earlier in the week at CPAC.
The New York Times reports the speech will mainly criticize Joe Biden’s first few weeks in office, attacking the president on topics ranging from school closings to immigration policy.
He will also talk about the future of the Republican Party, a big topic of debate in the post-Trump era.