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Weird Wooden Statue Of Donald Trump Unveiled In Wife Melania's Homeland

A sleepy village in Slovenia has a new statue -- an eight-metre high wooden Donald Trump, complete with the president's trademark hairstyle and blue suit.

A large wooden statue of the president has been erected in Slovenia, the homeland of his wife Melania.

The nearly eight-metre high construction shows Trump with his trademark hairstyle, blue suit, white shirt and a long red tie. His right arm -- fist clenched -- is raised high like that of New York's Statue of Liberty.

A wooden statue resembling Donald Trump is built near Kamnik, Slovenia. Photo: AAP

When triggered, a mechanism opens a red-painted mouth and shark-like teeth appear.

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Creator Tomaz Schleg said that like all populists, the statue has two faces. "One is humane and nice, the other is that of a vampire," he said.

The monument was built on private property among the lush greens and rolling hills of the sleepy village of Sela pri Kamniku, some 30km northeast of the Slovenian capital Ljubljana.

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The statue has a temporary permit and has to be removed by Halloween, October 31. Some local villagers, unhappy with its appearance, suggest torching it that day.

Schlegel, an architect, defended his project, saying it is "provocation against populism that the world is full of".

"It is the Statue of Liberty, which no one today knows what it represents," he said."The pose is that of Superman. He can do and say whatever he wants without consequences."

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Trump's wife Melania was honoured with her own effigy in July, a carved wooden statue by conceptual artist Ales 'Maxi' Zupevc in her hometown of Sevnica.