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    The US Republican presidential candidate may not be very forthcoming about policy specifics, but a group of artists has uncovered the man beneath the rhetoric.

    The series of mysterious – and disturbing – Trump statues have popped up in a number of major cities across the US. Depicting the presidential hopeful in a rather unflattering birthday suit, a plaque beneath the sculpture reads "The Emperor Has No Balls," and is signed by "Ginger."

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    The Emperor in New York

    The first sculpture was reported in New York City’s Union Square, but others have been spotted in the Los Feliz neighborhood in Los Angeles, the Castro District in San Francisco, as well as in public spaces in Cleveland and Seattle.

    The statues are part of a project by an anarchist collective known as INDECLINE, with the intention of “exposing” the controversial candidate.

    The Emperor in Cleveland
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    The Emperor in Cleveland

    "As Donald Trump miraculously inched his way towards the Republican Party nomination, we couldn’t help but watch in awe, completely dismayed as one of the world’s biggest potential threats stole the hearts and minds of our country’s most malleable and in some cases, fanatical citizens," reads a media release from the group.

    "Unlike the statues, it’s our hope that Donald Trump, our modern day Emperor of Fascism and Bigotry is never installed in the most powerful political and military position in the world."

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    The Emperor in Los Angeles

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    The Emperor in San Francisco
    A lot of work went into the projects. To construct the five statues, Cleveland-based artist “Ginger” used 700 pounds of clay and 400 pounds of concrete and rebar.

    INDECLINE has been behind a number of other art projects drawing attention to social causes. Months ago, the group covered stars along the Hollywood Walk of Fame with the names of African Americans killed by police.

    The Emperor in Seattle
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    The Emperor in Seattle

    "These fleeting installations represent this fleeting nightmare and in the fall, it is our wish to look back and laugh at Donald Trump’s failed and delusional quest to obtain the presidency," the statement reads.

    "It is through these sculptures that we leave behind the physical and metaphorical embodiment of the ghastly soul of one of America’s most infamous and reviled politicians."

    The New York City parks department, at least, seems to be taking the matter very seriously.

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