A $1,100 replica statue of Mount Rushmore featuring Donald Trump's face has been spotted in person for the first time since being gifted to the former President.
Former President Trump had been gifted the four-foot replica sculpture, which had been adapted to include his own likeness, by South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem back in 2020.
The gift had been presented to Trump following his speech at the site on July 3, 2020, as part of the state's Fourth of July celebrations.
And now, the sculpture has been photographed in-person for the first time, spotted sitting beneath a wooden table at Trump's Mar-A-Lago home.
The $1,100 replica statue of Mount Rushmore featuring Donald Trump's face has been spotted in person for the first time since being gifted to the former President in 2020
The four-foot replica, which has been adapted to include Trump's face, was seen sitting on a side table at Trump's Mar-a-Lago home as he posed for a photo while receiving an honorary black belt
The former president was meeting with Lee Dong-seop, the president of Kukkiwon, also known as World Taekwondo Headquarters, when the sculpture was spotted.
Trump stood holding the Honorary 9th Dan Certificate he had been awarded as he smiled alongside Lee Dong-seop.
And just off to Trump's right, beneath a wooden side table, the Mount Rushmore sculpture could be seen.
Reimaginations of how the sculpture looked had previously been released, but this is believed to be the first time that the artwork has been seen in the flesh.
The mini Mount Rushmore features the typical heads of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln - and off to the side is Trump's own face.
As with the other presidential faces, a tie, shirt collar and jacket lapels are also visible on Trump's likeness.
The sculpture was situated on a shelf on the underside of a wooden side table, upon which a MAGA cap and a collection of books sit.
And on the walls of the room were photos taken during Trump's time in office, including his historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
The existence of the gift was first reported by the New York Times four days after Trump's 2020 speech, but a photo of the sculpture showing Trump's face etched to Abraham Lincoln's has not been seen until now.
It is believed that Trump was gifted the privately funded sculpture by South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem on July 3, 2020, after he gave a speech at the monument
Trump said in a tweet about a month after his speech that it 'sounds like a good idea' to put him on Mount Rushmore, after the Times claimed that a White House aide reached out to Noem to discuss the plan.
The president, who has long floated the idea, denied that he had ever requested having himself added to the monument. But, he said, it was a fine idea, given his accomplishments.
After his July speech at Mount Rushmore last year, Trump tweeted that it was a 'good idea' to have his face added to the landmark on the Lakota people's sacred Black Hills.
'This is Fake News by the failing @nytimes & bad ratings @cnn,' he tweeted, in response to the article.
'Never suggested it although, based on all of the many things accomplished during the first 3 1/2 years, perhaps more than any other Presidency, sounds like a good idea to me!'
Pictured: Trump and Noem are seen together on September 7, 2018, two years before he was presented with