Matilda confronts Donald Trump in new statues

By Gemma Peplow, entertainment reporter
She was the gifted little girl who used her intellectual abilities and telekinetic skills to rid her school of cruel head teacher Agatha Trunchbull.
Now, 30 years after Roald Dahl's much-loved story was released, Matilda Wormwood has a new nemesis - in the shape of Donald Trump.
A statue of the defiant little girl facing up to the US president has been unveiled near the author's former home in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, to mark the anniversary of the book's publication.
Matilda confronts Donald Trump in new statues

Mara Wilson played Matilda in the 1996 film adaption: Pic: Moviestore Collection/REX/Shutterstock
The idea came from a public survey by The Roald Dahl Story Company as part of a search to find out what fans think the grown-up Matilda would be doing today.Some 42% agreed Mr Trump would be her modern-day Trunchbull, with Prime Minister Theresa May coming second with 21% and Piers Morgan third with 16%.Bernie Hall, from The Roald Dahl Story Company, said: "Matilda demonstrates that it's possible for anyone, no matter how small and powerless they feel, to defeat the Trunchbulls in their own lives - a message that feels more relevant today than it did 30 years ago."
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