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Regular readers will recall their indignation and heatfelt dispair after learning that the wooden statue of Melania Trump our present FLOTUS erected near her hometown of Sevnica in Slovenia had been burned down by arsonists on July 4th this year.

Well fear not, all has been made well again. A new statue of Melania has been unveiled this week as a replacement. This time it is of bronze, (though some might suggest brass might have been more appropriate) and so less flammable.

Marco Vivoda has faithfully reproduced the original in all its um rustic glory and stuck it up on a plinth. It still has no obvious resemblance to anyone.

Looks like there wasnt much of a crowd either! However it is a happy ending. Nice to see statues going up rather than being pulled down.

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