According to a Buzzfeed report that broke today, a so-called “Trump Train” has called on by Buckingham Palace to remove a photoshopped image of Queen Elizabeth II that was featured on the bus.
Speaking with Buzzfeed News, the Palace confirmed that they are aware of the doctored image of Her Majesty the Queen on the on the Trump advertising bus, and said that “representations asking for [the photo’s] removal have been made.”
The “Trump Train” carrying the image of Queen Elizabeth II, who just recently lost her husband of 73-years, is bad enough in and of itself. But to make an already tacky and distasteful situation that much worse, Her Majesty’s image that was plastered on the side of the bus had been photoshopped to include Donald Trump’s tired slogan, “Make America Great Again,” on her hat as well as a QAnon broach on her red jacket.
Apparently, the “Trump Train” bus featuring the Queen’s image was spotted in Florida. Because, of course, it was. Where else is insane enough to pull a stunt like this?
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Take look for yourself:
Greetings from The Villages, Florida. pic.twitter.com/4pBTUrHZdP
— Donie O’Sullivan (@donie) May 7, 2021
In addition to the doctored image of Queen Elizabeth II, the bus also featured a photoshopped image of former President Donald Trump with a photoshopped, ripped body and abs, as well as a championship belt — an image that became popular among the Right throughout Trump’s term and a running joke on the Left that points out just how idiotic this group of human beings truly is.
The report notes that the offending “Trump Train” bus is owned by Buddy Hall, an apparently loyal and reverent supporter of the one-term, twice-impeached ex-president.
The bus was seen as recently as last week during a Florida rally that featured Conservative talking heads Marjorie Taylor Greene and scandal-ridden Matt Gaetz as the headliners. During the said rally, both of the Republican members of Congress claimed that ex-President Donald Trump is “still the reigning leader of their party.”
A GoFundMe page was created for the “Trump Train” and describes the vehicle as an “unofficial campaign tour bus to support the 2020 reelection of President Trump!”
Buzzfeed reports that the gimmicky bus was seen several times during the Trump campaign rallies while they were pushing through the 2020 election cycle.
On May 1st, Hall, the bus’s owner, posted to his Facebook page that he would soon be changing the decor seen on the vehicle’s exterior, with plans to change out some of the familiar faces on the train, namely former Vice President Mike Pence.
In his Facebook post, Hall said that he was “taking TRAITOR PENCE OFF replacing with DESANTIS, Candace Owens, Don Junior, Laura Trump, General Flynn, Rand Paul, and many others.”
While we’re fairly certain that the Queen didn’t have a whole lot of love for Donald Trump anyway, it’s standard that individuals of her position don’t typically get involved with politics such as this.