- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 11, 2016

A Donald Trump “Zoltar” machine that could have appeared in the 1988 Tom Hanks movie “Big” is showing up throughout New York City.

Twitter and Facebook videos of “the all-seeing Trump” popped up on social media Tuesday. Crowds gathered to hear a mechanical version of the billionaire dispense insults and prognostications with glowing-red eyes.

At one point the machine even appeared outside Manhattan’s Trump Tower.

“During my presidency, I break off all trade with the Chinese,” the machine says in one clip. “I have no choice. How can I negotiate with China when I can’t even understand a word they’re saying? It’s like, ‘Hello? Speak English.’”

“Hey, you look poor,” the machine says at another point. “Why don’t you come over here and stand in front of a rich puppet and I’ll tell you your future. All right, look into my crystal ball and see America’s future.”

The “all-seeing Trump” also discusses ways to “destroy” the “dishonest” media and start his own news network.

Tuesday’s Zoltar-inspired social commentary comes just two months after an anarchist group erected grotesque — and nude — statues of the Republican candidate to Cleveland, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Seattle.

“Like it or not, Trump is a larger-than-life figure in world culture at the moment,” a spokesman for the group INDECLINE told The Washington Post Aug. 18 on condition of anonymity. “Looking back in history, that’s how those figures were memorialized and idolized in their time — with statues.”

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