Naked Donald Trump statues pop up in cities across the US

A woman points at a statue of a naked Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 in New York's Union Square. The statue was removed by New York City Department of Parks & Recreation employees. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s Donald Trump like he’s never been seen before.

Life-size naked statues of the Republican presidential nominee greeted passers-by in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Cleveland on Thursday. They are the brainchild of an activist collective called INDECLINE, which has spoken out against Trump before.

In a statement, the collective said the hope is that Trump “is never installed in the most powerful political and military position in the world.”

The statues were created by an artist in Cleveland. They are of a stern-faced Trump with his hands folded over a bulging belly. Some parts of male genitalia are visible while others seemingly are missing.

“It is through these sculptures that we leave behind the physical and metaphorical embodiment of the ghastly soul of one of America’s most infamous and reviled politicians,” INDECLINE said in its statement.

Trump’s campaign declined to comment on the statues.

A statue in Union Square quickly drew the attention of people before it was removed by the city’s parks department. INDECLINE said statues on the West Coast were still in place.

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