One thing we all know about Donald Trump is that he’s classy. And by “classy” we mean “a racist.” So when America’s white supremacist in chief requested a Van Gogh from famed NYC museum The Guggenheim, I’m sure everyone imagined they would send him an appropriate response. And appropriate it was, reports the Washington Post:
Instead, wrote the curator, Nancy Spector, another piece was available, one that was nothing like “Landscape With Snow,” the lovely 1888 Van Gogh rendering of a man in a black hat walking along a path in Arles with his dog.
The curator’s alternative: an 18-karat, fully functioning, solid gold toilet - an interactive work entitled “America” that critics have described as pointed satire aimed at the excess of wealth in this country.
Like a grotesque version of the Great Gatsby himself, poor Donald Trump is once again frozen out by the culture he so badly wants to own and crush and then cover in gold.
For a year, the Guggenheim had exhibited “America” — the creation of contemporary artist Maurizio Cattelan — in a public restroom on the museum’s fifth floor for visitors to use.
But the exhibit was over and the toilet was available “should the President and First Lady have any interest in installing it in the White House,” Spector wrote in an email obtained by The Washington Post.
No word yet on Trump’s reaction.