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Twitter stimulated by naked Donald Trump

Technically Incorrect: It takes just a few artistic statues and one tiny statement from the New York City Parks Department to propel the notion of a naked presidential candidate.

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.


So regal.

INDECLINE/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

It's a concept that Donald Trump himself has led us to.

In the Republican debates, he was only too delighted to explain that not only were his hands large, but that his penis was rather handy too.

This seemed to tear the nation asunder. Some were excited, others merely open-mouthed.

Perhaps that's why a number of naked statues appeared around America on Thursday.

New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Cleveland were all graced with tall, graceful statues of the great (and big) man.

Well, the statues were sizable save for one body part that was oddly minuscule, especially in comparison with every other body part.

These were the work of an artists collective called Indecline.

Soon, the hashtag #nakedtrump was parading itself brazenly around Twitter.

As the day flowed through Lochtegate, it became clear that even though the Trump statues were progressively removed -- perhaps to be placed in the finest local museums -- they had left their mark. The #nakedtrump hashtag was overflowing with admiration, envy and goodwill.

The tweets flowed by the hundreds every minute.

For example this from Peter Paley: "Many people are saying that @realdonaldtrump is going to sue whoever put these statues up. As proof he has to strip."

This would make for highly rated TV, for sure.

There was this from Girls Really Rule: "The #NakedTrump Statue...let's just say he's NO @justinbieber." (Here's a link, should you have missed the nuance here.)

Some, of course, were dismayed that citizens were fiddling with Trump's anatomy while America is burning.

Ladlien sniffed: "So body shaming is only acceptable on people you don't agree with politically? #NakedTrump is vile and a distraction from real issues."

Much of Twitter didn't just shower praise upon the stunning likeness of these statues to their image of what the Republican candidate might look like disrobed, but for a statement from the New York City Parks Department.

Having removed a nude Trump from Union Square, the department was approached by ABC News for comment. The parks department offered: "NYC Parks stands firmly against any unpermitted erection in city parks, no matter how small."

Was that a placid attempt to turn Trump's acid to flaccid?