NY officials add insult as Trump statue pulled down

The NY Parks Department took the illegally-placed statue down, but not before copious selfies were taken by the public (Getty)
The NY Parks Department took the illegally-placed statue down, but not before copious selfies were taken by the public (Getty)

A naked statue of Donald Trump has been toppled in his home state of New York, followed by a below-the-belt take-down by authorities of the presidential candidate.

The buck naked life-size likeness of the 70-year-old businessman turned politician was put up in Union Square, along with other erections in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cleveland and Seattle.

Created by artist group INDECLINE, the model in New York was only up for around two hours before it was taken away by the city's Parks Department.

Passersby, who had been taking selfies with the work, reportedly booed officials as the veiny Trump statue was placed in the back of a ute.

NY officials add insult as Trump statue pulled down

Crowds gathered in Union Square to take photos (Getty)

It was followed by a statement from Sam Biederman from the department saying: "NYC Parks stands firmly against any unpermitted erection in city parks, no matter how small".

Called The Emperor Has No Balls, INDECLINE says the artwork, four months in the making, was inspired in part by The Emperor's New Clothes.

The artist who conceptualised the statue normally works on designing monsters for horror movies and haunted houses.

The man, "Ginger" told the Washington Post there were a few similarities.

"When the guys approached me, it was all because of my monster-making abilities," he said.

"Trump is just yet another monster, so it was absolutely in my wheelhouse to be able to create these monstrosities."    

And he did a lot of research to make it as anatomically correct as he could.

"If somebody were to look at my browser history, it would be a little disturbing," Ginger said.

"Turns out there's not too many Google results for 'saggy old man butt'."

He says he wanted to give the statue a "constipated look", and used 136kg of clay and silicone to make the set.

Much has been made of Trump's body, including criticism of his small hands.

Trump also defended the size of his penis during the Republican primary debates.

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