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A carnival in Viareggio, Italy featured a massive statue of President Donald J. Trump dressed in power armor from the Warhammer 40k games and books, referencing the popular “God Emperor Trump” meme.

The huge statue stood over four stories high, and featured speakers blaring the metal song “Carolus Rex” by Sabaton.

Fans of Warhammer 40k and President Trump both found the statue to be hilarious on social media, one user remarking “They made a 5 story tall God Emperor Trump in Italy,” and others calling it “surreal.”

Italy’s fascination with President Trump and the global populist uprising has been well noted. Italy’s resurgent right wing populist parties have made historic gains in recent elections, and are taking steps to end the endless migration to the Italian peninsula.

Just last month, Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini’s office said in a public statement that President Trump could view Italy as his closest ally in Europe.

WATCH:

Bloomberg News reported:

Face time with Trump is the latest ambition of Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, who dominates the government in Rome and views Europe as ripe for someone to fill the vacuum left by Brexit and prickly relations with Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron.

“This is the time for the U.S. to have a new special relationship, not with the U.K. but with Italy,” Guglielmo Picchi, a Salvini adviser and undersecretary at the Italian Foreign Ministry, said in an interview at his cavernous Rome office. “We’ll be the ones for Trump to call, his closest ally in the EU.

While Germany’s economic might and France’s geopolitical influence make Europe’s two biggest powers hard to ignore for the U.S., a stamp of approval by Trump could give Salvini a boost, including against domestic rivals, ahead of European Parliament elections in May.

It appears the Italian people are enamored with President Trump, as well as the meme culture that led this writer’s satirical Facebook page, God Emperor Trump, to reach nearly 350,000 ‘likes’ on the platform.

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7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. dicksen

    February 11, 2019 at 8:23 am

    about time

  2. Kathryn Lycksell

    February 11, 2019 at 11:33 am

    We Patriots think Trump is very special too. Much of what he’s done, others couldn’t/wouldn’t. He’s an honest man who keeps he’s word to the best of his ability. I can’t say that about many politicians in DC. He’s a leader for the people through and through.

  3. Randie

    February 11, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    Too bad the DemonRats here in America and their supporters continually try to ruin this Country will Illegal Immigrants and No Border Security.

  4. Boyd

    February 11, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    Its really hard to say which way this is going with their view of Trump. Is is an honor towards Trump, or is it a disturbing meme meaning to make fun? Or is it a reference to Mussolini, who was a Italian Nazi/Socialist Dictator, which we do not want to associate with. It may also be a reference to other Dictators, Rome, China, Japan,(represented in costuming mix), from years past, in whom we do not want Trump associated with.
    Again, its hard to say, but it can go either way with those who want to find fault in everything Trump, no matter what good he does.

  5. Joseph A Midona

    February 11, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    People with SENSE !!!!!

  6. Christine

    February 11, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    They don’t want the illegal immigrants either, and Trump is an inspiration to them because he’s fighting for the good of his country.

  7. Rebecca Holstine

    February 12, 2019 at 1:27 am

    The Italian people love Trump. Alot of the European people love Trump. No matter how many times you hear other wise. Which I can’t count how many times I have heard some uninformed person says we are the laughing stock of Europe. We aren’t,not in the least. The people admire him and the leaders fear him.

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