(NEXSTAR) – A wax figure of former President Donald Trump has been pulled from the floor of a San Antonio museum – for its own safety.
Visitors to Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks inflicted enough damage with punches and scratches that management decided it was best to remove the statue from the display floor, at least for now.
The gouges to the wax dummy were deep, according to the San Antonio Express-News.
“When it’s a highly political figure, attacks can be a problem,” Clay Stewart, the regional manager for Ripley Entertainment, told the paper.
It’s not uncommon for a wax figure to wind up in the operating room after getting roughed up by visitors.
“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,” Stewart told the Express-News. “The ears were torn off Obama six times. And then Bush’s nose was punched in.”
A refurbished Trump may not return to Louis Tussaud’s until the museum has a new wax figure of President Biden, Stewart said.