Don Lessem is a renowned dinosaur expert and author. He’s authored more than 50 books on dinosaurs. He has a Master’s Degree in animal behavior from the University of Massachusetts Boston. He began his writing career as a researcher for the Smithsonian Center. He is also the founder of the Dinosaur Society and the Jurassic Foundation, which collectively have raised millions of dollars for dinosaur research. Lessem can now add a new accomplishment to his ever-growing portfolio.
Lessem, 68, has created a gigantic robotic, farting statue of Donald Trump. The statue of Trump rests upon a golden “throne.” He shares that he was inspired to create the robotic statue after he visited a factory in Sichuan, China that created robotic dinosaurs.
“I saw all sorts of abominable sculptures, from tiny dragons to leprechauns. I realized they can make anything robotic, no matter how frightening. For $25,000 of my money, I decided this was a monument worth making. Now I am hoping others want to share my pain.”
The sculpture is being shipped from China to London just in time for Trump’s June visit.
“it’s being shipped on a freighter whose name I won’t disclose for fear Trump will bomb it.”
Lessem has also penned a book about Donald Trump titled “Who Said It: Trump Or This Other Schmuck?” and he runs a popular website TheDumpTrumpDump.com, which he says is “your home for all things anti-Trump.”
As his robotic statue gets closer to London, he hopes to make real headlines with his latest creation.
“My goal is to create this year’s attention-getting and a bile-producing sequel to the Trump baby balloon, and one that could be more easily deployed at rallies all over the world. I think we need a focus to our rage, and as many and large reminders as possible of what a disgusting disgrace this oaf is to humanity,” Lessem said.
He adds, “when not on the links, Trump apparently spends most of his time on the can tweeting, so I figured to pay full tribute to him he’d have to be positioned on a golden toilet. For his own safety, we thought to put his overlong tie into the toilet itself. He’s tweeting of course, and his mouth moves to utter deathless quotes in his own voice …. His Make America Great Again cap is subtitled ‘Impeach Me’ — as if we needed a reminder. The fart noises, however, are not his own — recordings of his flatulence are apparently unavailable.”
Lessem has reached out to the organizers of last year’s protest in London as well as the creators of the Baby Trump balloon to let them know the statue is on its way.
“By the way, it being China where it was made, the factory owner asked me, ‘Can you really do this without going to prison?’ Lessem shared laughing. ‘Answer cloudy, ask again later,’ I told him.”
Trump will make his first 2019 state visit to the United Kingdom in June. The visit comes more than two years after Buckingham Palace extended the invitation. Trump last visited the UK in July of 2018 and he was greeted by a massive protest in central London.
On this trip, Trump and the First Lady will attend a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day at Portsmouth, a naval city on England’s south coast and important embarkation site in the World War II operation.
They will then travel to Normandy in France on the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macron, to continue D-Day commemorations. Trump will also meet with Prime Minister Theresa May and have a private audience with the Queen.
It is not known at this time where Lemmen will display his farting robotic Donald Trump statue, but wherever it is displayed it is sure to be well received by Londoners.
if you are inspired by Lessem’s creativity and want to fight the power with flatulence, he has created a GoFundMe account to help him defray some of the costs of the robotic statue. He’s hoping to raise $25,000. So far the campaign has raised $950.