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.

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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