Madame Tussauds in Berlin dumps Donald Trump’s waxwork model in a dustbin with Joe Biden on the brink of winning presidency
- The waxwork is now displayed in a dustbin with tweets and a red MAGA cap
- The move came as wait for an official election result stretched into a fourth day
- Democrat Joe Biden seems to be on course for a win but six states still counting
A Madame Tussauds has made its own prediction on the outcome of the US election as voters and the rest of the world continues to await the final result.
The Berlin venue has updated its display, putting its waxwork of President Donald Trump in a dustbin.
The move was made just before Election Day on November 3 as polls predicted a resounding win for Democratic candidate Joe Biden.
In reality, the wait for the official tally has been a nail biter with several states still to provide final results four days later.
Pictures showed the effigy in a bin surrounded by rubbish bags, tweets and a Make America Great Again hat.
Berlin’s Madame Tussauds museum has updated its waxwork of President Donald Trump, placing him in a dustin as it appears increasingly likely that Democrat Joe Biden will win the US presidential election
The waxwork of Trump is seen surrounded by rubbish bags, tweets and a Make America Great Again hat
Trump’s waxwork wears a badge saying ‘I love Madame Tussauds’ and as tweets reading ‘Fake News!’ ‘You are fired!’ and ‘I love Berlin’ pop out of the bin around it.
The bin is arranged as if outside Trump Tower in New York.
Speaking before the election, marketing manager Orkide Yalcindag said the display was ‘symbolic,’ The Mirror reported.
Pictured: A wax effigy of US president Donald Trump at Madame Tussauds in Berlin
‘We here at Madame Tussauds Berlin removed Donald Trump’s waxwork as a preparatory measure,’ she said.
However regardless of the election result, the statue may well continue to be displayed in the museum as that of former President Barack Obama has been.
The move was noticed by international media as Americans and the world on Saturday continued to await the result of the US presidential election.
Trump is facing mounting pressure to calmly concede after the vast majority of fellow Republicans have refused to back his baseless claims of voter fraud and calls to prevent mail-in ballots being counted.
Some – including key allies – have openly contradicted his remarks.
Despite this, the president has vowed to launch legal challenges in states where the vote has not gone his way.
Both Trump and Biden have claimed victory over the past four days but official figures suggest Biden is on track to win the White House.
‘The numbers tell us… it’s a clear and convincing story: We’re going to win this race,’ Biden said on Friday after taking the lead in the key state of Pennsylvania with 99% of votes counted.
Biden also has a narrow lead in Georgia – which has announced there will be a recount – and in Arizona, though Trump is making advances there.
Democratic candidate Joe Biden has a lead in several key states but some are narrowing as the nail biting wait to find out who America’s next president will be stretched into a fourth day [File photo]
He is also leading in Nevada. The state has become the subject of innumerable memes over the length of time it is taking to report results.
Trump has a whisker-thin lead in North Carolina with 98% of votes counting and a massive lead in Alaska, however only 56% of that state’s votes have been counted.
The wait for an official winner has been longer than in any presidential election since 2000 and more Americans voted this year than ever before.
Among the votes came a record number of mail-in ballots in part due to some voters wanting to avoid heading to the polls in person amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.