EDENBRIDGE, KENT, ENGLAND, UK (NOVEMBER 2, 2016) (HUTC) – An effigy of U.S. presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton has been built in England as part of the Bonfire night%20Night&redirect=yes"> celebrations.
One of the artists behind the effigy, Frank Shepherd, said there was an obvious choice this year.
“There was more than one on the top of the list. The other one that was possible was Sir Philip Green but Donald Trump is obviously much easier to characterise. A well-known figure, lots of image around and caricatures in the press and on television. So, it was a fairly easy choice.”
The effigy shows Trump holding Clinton’s head. The Republican candidate is also seen wearing boxer shorts bearing the faces of men dressed in sombrero hats marked by Mexican flags – a reference to his pledge to build a wall along the U.S. border with its southern neighbour.
Trump and Clinton join a long list of effigies of famous faces, including cyclist Lance Armstrong, FIFA President Sepp Blatter and footballer Wayne Rooney.
The structure is due to be burnt down on Saturday (November 5), just days ahead of the U.S. election.