‘Matilda’ is taking on Trump for her 30th birthday
A new statue of Matilda has been installed in Buckinghamshire, England and it’s looking to take on Donald Trump
It’s been 30 years since Roald Dahl debuted Matilda Wormwood, the book-loving kid who just happens to have psychokinetic powers. For her 30th birthday, Matilda is now taking on Donald Trump as a recently installed statue close to Dahl's home in Buckinghamshire, England.
LOOK: To celebrate 30 years since Welsh author Roald Dahl's book 'Matilda' was published, a statue of her staring down President @realDonaldTrump has been unveiled near where the author used to live in #Buckinghamshire #CapitalReports pic.twitter.com/YlqhUoplzG— CapitalSWales News (@capitalswanews) October 1, 2018
But why is the Matilda taking on Trump and not Agatha Trunchbull in the newly erected statue? Turns out that in a study conducted by The Roald Dahl Story Company, 42 percent of those surveyed said that Trump would be Matilda’s modern-day nemesis. And according to The Telegraph, the runner-up opponents for the young girl were Minister Theresa May and Piers Morgan from Good Morning Britain. The statue also happens to bear a striking resemblance to the Fearless Girl statue that was installed on Wall Street in 2017.
And if the new statue of Matilda wasn’t enough for fans, Sir Quentin Blake, the illustrator behind the original publication also developed a series of drawings of what Matilda might be like today as an adult.
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