Comedy duo The Good Liars have struck again.
Pranksters Davram Stiefler and Jason Selvig this week honored President Donald Trump with his own spoof Confederate monument in New York’s Central Park. They shared pictures of the stunt on Twitter Thursday:
An inscription on their small fake monument ― which was topped by a tiny, golden statue of the president and placed near the Bethesda Terrace feature of the park ― read:
This site is dedicated to Confederate sympathizer and White Nationalist, Donald Trump. Trump has fought to protect ‘beautiful’ Confederate statues. Here, Trump is honored with his own tiny Confederate statue.
It also referenced Trump’s controversial comments about there being “very fine people on both sides” of the white nationalist march that turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017.
“No one represents The Confederacy and its values more than the current President,” The Good Liars told HuffPost on Friday. “Is he racist? Yes. Is he a White Nationalist? Yes. Does he believe women should be treated like it’s the 1800s? Yes.”
“Donald Trump is one of the most vocal defenders of Confederate statues so we thought he deserved one of his own,” they added. “To accurately represent the size of Trump’s character it’s only a few inches tall.”
The pair last week unveiled a similar taunting tribute ― which they said is part of a series of statues that “honor modern-day Confederate defenders” ― to racist Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) outside the Iowa Statehouse in Des Moines.
“We’ve seen a lot of Republicans fighting the removal of Confederate monuments. So we are going to honor these modern-day Confederate defenders by creating monuments for them around the country,” they told HuffPost last week. “That way their racism can be preserved forever. After all it’s part of history and shouldn’t be forgotten.”
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