- Title: Trump meets Putin and Merkel... at Paris wax museum
- Date: 19th January 2017
- Summary: PARIS, FRANCE (JANUARY 19, 2017) (REUTERS) GREVIN MUSEUM SCULPTOR COMBING HAIR OF WAX STATUE REPRESENTING U.S. PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP STATUES OF TRUMP, RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN AND GERMAN CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL TECHNICIAN ADJUSTING TIE ON TRUMP STATUE WAX STATUE REPRESENTING OUTGOING U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA OBAMA NEXT TO BRITISH QUEEN ELIZABETH II QUEEN ELIZABETH II MERKEL EXHIBITION ROOM TRUMP STATUE VISITOR POSING NEXT TO TRUMP TRUMP VISITORS TAKING PICTURES PUTIN VARIOUS EXTERIORS OF GREVIN MUSEUM
- Embargoed: 2nd February 2017 15:05
- Keywords: Trump statue wax Donald Grevin museum Obama Putin Merkel
- Location: PARIS, FRANCE
- City: PARIS, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: Arts/Culture/Entertainment
- Reuters ID: LVA0015ZR09QX
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The Grevin Wax Museum in Paris brought the last touches to U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump's statue on Thursday (January 19) as the real Trump prepares to take office on the eve of his inauguration.
Dressed in a dark blue suit and a red tie, the wax version of Trump stood between the statues of Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The statue, a detailed lookalike, had to be done at very short notice, French news site France Info said, because the museum had anticipated a victory by Hillary Clinton. The statue was executed in two months rather than the usual six needed.
The hardest bit was the hair, France Info reports, with a special effort to get the right hair colour.
Outgoing President Barack Obama will remain close by, as a permanent figure at the Grevin Museum, by virtue of his Nobel peace prize.
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