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‘Nothing says America like a solid gold toilet’: Internet cheers the Guggenheim’s ‘brilliant’ Trump troll

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The Washington Post on Thursday published an incredible story on Donald Trump’s effort to “borrow” a Vincent Van Gogh painting for use in the president and First Lady’s living quarters.

According the report, the Guggenheim’s chief curator Nancy Spector replied that she was not able to accommodate the president’s request, she was able to offer an “alternative.” As the Post reports, Spector’s offer was ‘an 18-karat, fully functioning, solid gold toilet—an interactive work entitled ‘America,’” by artist Maurizio Cattelan.

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Spector added the artist “would like to offer it to the White House for a long-term loan.” asked about his offer to the Trumps, Cattelan told the Post, “What’s the point of our life? Everything seems absurd until we die and then it makes sense.”

The Internet on Thursday was thoroughly amused by what users saw as the perfect metaphor for Trump’s presidency.

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New York couple point guns at Black Lives Matter protesters marching past their house

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Hudson Mayor Kamal Johnson, who took part in the march, said the woman came back outside and started waving the gun around.

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Australian columnist aghast at America’s ‘rotten’ COVID-19 response: ‘We are witnessing the fall of a great power’

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Largest bank in the US holds back $10 billion anticipating Americans won’t be able to pay their mortgage

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Last week it was revealed that nearly one-third of Americans couldn't pay their mortgages or their rent. It's the third month in a row with over 30 percent of American renters and homeowners showing that they're in trouble, despite the stimulus check from Washington.

Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal wrote that the largest bank in the United States, JP Morgan Chase, put aside $10 billion, anticipating that the numbers of home loan defaults are going to get far worse.

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