Politico Playbook reports:
Over the weekend we told you that one of the stars of CPAC — that enormous statue of Trump — was made in Mexico. Well, it turns out there’s more to the story. Artist Tommy Zegan had told Playbook he hand-crafted the 200-pound, chrome-painted fiberglass statue with the help of three men in Rosarito, Mexico, where he lives as an American expat. He said he then shipped it to Florida and transported it to CPAC in a U-Haul.
But one of Zegan’s business partners, Jose Mendoza, contacted us Tuesday to say that Zegan omitted a major part of the supply chain. While Zegan is based in Mexico, the piece was manufactured at the Shijiazhuang D & Z Sculpture Co. factory in China. “Everything is made in China,” Mendoza told Playbook. As for Zegan, he admitted to Playbook that he left out the true origin of the statue’s journey.
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Initially, it was reported that the absurd tribute was made in Mexico—but its designer has now come clean with its true origin story https://t.co/jAcfoTwPNj
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) March 3, 2021