17:27 GMT23 July 2021
Listen Live
    Cartoons

    Christo Pretender

    Cartoons
    Get short URL
    294
    Subscribe

    In recent weeks, US President Donald Trump has been so focused on his domestic agenda of preserving statues and monuments that his campaign has apparently extended the policy to foreign nations, vowing to protect Brazil’s most iconic statue from “left-wing mobs.” Huh?

    Christo Pretender

    Trump’s reelection campaign committee began running ads on Facebook and Instagram on July 3 urging people to support the president in his fight against angry, leftist mobs trying to tear down iconic monuments. In one specific ad, the statue that’s apparently in danger is the famous Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    “The President wants to know who stood with him against the Radical Left,” states the ad, which uses a stock photo of the statue above text proclaiming, “WE WILL PROTECT THIS.” 
    Christo Pretender
    Trump Make America Great Again Committee 2020 Election Ad, July 3, 2020
    Trump vowed in June to protect Confederate statues and prevent the destruction of monuments viewed as historically oppressive towards minority groups amid nationwide protests for social justice, going as far as authorizing the arrest and criminal prosecution of individuals who attempt to take down such structures. 

    It is unclear if the Brazilian statue of Jesus Christ is even at risk or how the US would be able to protect a statue in a foreign country in the first place. 

    Never a boring day with “The Donald”!

    Related:

    Bolton Down the Hatches
    Statutory Statuary
    Case Disgrace
    Statues Trump COVID-19
    White House Scramble
    Tags:
    Donald Trump, US President
    Community standardsDiscussion

    More cartoons

    • Royal Disinterest
      Last update: 22:44 GMT 22.07.2021
      22:44 GMT 22.07.2021

      Royal Disinterest

      American publisher Penguin Random House recently announced that it will be working with Prince Harry to publish an “intimate and heartfelt memoir” detailing his military service and life as a father and husband. However, amid the prince’s decision to hightail it stateside, many Britons aren’t exactly thrilled about the looming tell-all.

    • Lactose Intolerance
      Last update: 20:35 GMT 20.07.2021
      20:35 GMT 20.07.2021

      Lactose Intolerance

      American ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s recently drew the ire of the Israeli government after the firm released a statement revealing that it would no longer be selling its products in the “occupied Palestinian territory”, claiming that “it is inconsistent” with the company's values. One day after the announcement, tensions have only escalated.

    • No Coup for You
      Last update: 00:27 GMT 16.07.2021
      00:27 GMT 16.07.2021

      No Coup for You

      After former US President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection loss, a bevy of rumors surfaced that the leader would do anything to stay in power as he voiced unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud. Now, among those allegations are claims that even military brass feared Trump would opt to undertake a coup in order to keep his hold on the White House.

    • Lifesaver Trump
      Last update: 20:25 GMT 13.07.2021
      20:25 GMT 13.07.2021

      Lifesaver Trump

      The Trump administration saw a whopping three justices appointed to the US Supreme Court, a feat that prompted many Americans to become increasingly concerned about the balance of the federal bench. However, despite the 6-3 conservative majority, the high court has surprisingly sided with the liberal bloc on some issues.