Nude Donald Trump Statues Unveiled in 5 Major U.S. Cities

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The project is called 'The Emperor Has No Balls.'

Statues of a veiny, naked Donald Trump appeared in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cleveland and Seattle on Thursday morning.

Anarchist group INDECLINE took credit for the statues, releasing a video of the process of creating the bright, unflattering images of the Republican presidential nominee. They titled the project The Emperor Has No Balls, a play on the idiom "the emperor has no clothes," and highlights the part of Trump's anatomy that is missing from the artwork.

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Passerbys began tweeting images of the statue on Thursday morning, with the one in New York's Union Square getting the most attention. 

"Like it or not, Trump is a larger-than-life figure in world culture at the moment," a spokesman for the group told The Washington Post. "Looking back in history, that's how those figures were memorialized and idolized in their time — with statues."

The artist who created the statue is named Ginger, and he has designed monsters for haunted houses and horror movies. "When the guys approached me, it was all because of my monster-making abilities," Ginger said in an interview with the Post about how INDECLINE reached out to him for the four-month project. "Trump is just yet another monster, so it was absolutely in my wheelhouse to be able to create these monstrosities."

UPDATED Aug. 18 10:43AM PT: The Trump statue in Union Square, New York was taken down by workers. They broke his legs to remove him from the pedestal. DNA Info posted a video of the removal. Audio not suitable for work.

UPDATED Aug. 19 9:37AM PT: "NYC Parks stands firmly against any unpermitted erection in city parks, no matter how small," said an NYC Parks spokesman told CNN.

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