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'Trump' takes Times Square with a band of bikini-clad babes

October 26, 2016 08:53 IST

‘Donald Trump’ took Times Square by storm on Tuesday along with a group of scantily-dressed women as part of a project by spoof photographer Alison Jackson.

Making a statement!Artist Alison Jackson set up a spoof campaign rally in the middle of New York City on Tuesday featuring a Donald Trump lookalike and bikini-clad female protesters. Photograph: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

The British artist, known for her candid photographs of celebrity lookalikes, said she spent ‘months’ searching for the perfect lookalike to portray the Republican presidential candidate. 

Jackson juxtaposed her ‘Trump’ alongside scantily-clad women dubbed ‘beauty queens,’ who held signs featuring degrading messages Trump has been accused of using.

IMAGE: The Trump impersonator gropes the 'beauty queens' as part of the spoof. Recently, Trump has been hit by several allegations of sexual misconduct. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

“You can’t grab America by the p****,” one sign read.

Another read ‘Miss Piggy,’ a phrase the Republican nominee allegedly used to describe former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, which Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton referenced during the first presidential debate.

IMAGE: Alison Jackson, the artist, said it took her months trying to find a willing lookalike and perfecting his hair and make-up. Photograph: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

The performance started at Trump International, in Manhattan and then made its way to Trump Tower, but not before being stopped by New York Police on its way.

IMAGE: The performance also included signs featuring degrading messages Trump has been accused of using. Photograph: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

Jackson’s best-known pictures include Marilyn Monroe undressing in front of President John F Kennedy, Queen Elizabeth washing dishes, and US President Barack Obama on a cigarette break.

IMAGE: The Trump impersonator is a 66-year-old man from Chicago! Uncanny, the resemblance, right? Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

IMAGE: The artist said if Donald becomes president it would mark a significant negative 'milestone'.  Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters