Texas museum forced to put away Trump wax sculpture — because people kept punching it in the face

On Thursday, the San Antonio Express-News reported that a wax museum in San Antonio, Texas was forced to put away a sculpture of former President Donald Trump — because so many people were punching it in the face.

"Louis Tussaud's Waxworks on Alamo Plaza moved the wax figure of the former president to a storage room because a few museum visitors — with intense feelings and a lack of self-restraint — kept pummeling him," reported Randy Diamond. "They punched and scratched the figure, inflicting so much damage that management had it pulled from public view, said Clay Stewart, regional manager for Ripley Entertainment, which owns the wax museum."

The Trump sculpture will likely not be put back on display until the museum receives its sculpture of President Joe Biden.

According to the report, while the hostility has been especially aggressive against the Trump sculpture, it happens to all presidents in the museum. "We've always had trouble with the presidential section because no matter what president it was — Bush, Obama or Trump — they've all had people beat them," said Ripley Entertainment regional manager Clay Stewart. "The ears were torn off Obama six times. And then [George W.] Bush's nose was punched in ... People are just aggressive about their political party."

Monuments to the Trump family have frequently been a subject of controversy. A wood carving of former First Lady Melania Trump unveiled in her hometown in 2019 was torched a year later.