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Naked Donald Trump Statue Exposed in Union Square

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    A statue of a stark naked Donald Trump was put on display in Union Square Park Thursday afternoon. The Parks department said in a statement that "NYC Parks stands firmly against any unpermitted erection in city parks, no matter how small." (Published Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016)

    Donald Trump has been exposed. 

    A statue of a stark naked Donald Trump was put on display in Union Square Park Thursday afternoon. 

    Groups of people crowded around the statue to take pictures with it, while others shouted anti-Trump statements. It was taken down by workers from the Department of Parks and Recreation at about 1:15 p.m. 

    The Parks department said in a statement that "NYC Parks stands firmly against any unpermitted erection in city parks, no matter how small."

    Gothamist notes the anarchist collective "indecline" was likely behind the stunt. Similar statues also popped up in San Francisco and Los Angeles. 

    Marcos Alvarado, 10, of Queens couldn't contain his laughter as he passed by the New York statue with his mother.

    "It's funny because he's being mean to everybody that is not from this country," Alvarado said. "It's funny because they're making fun of him."

    Most of the crowd shared Alvarado's attitude toward the revealing statue. 

    "I'm a ginger myself and I don't like what he's doing, portraying us gingers in a bad light," Manhattan resident Caleb Oberst joked about Trump's auburn hair color. "I'm glad somebody put that up there."

    "I guess this is how you make America great again," Harlem resident Colby Streeter said as she held back laughter. "This is priceless."