As expected, Joshua "Ginger" Monroe has come to SF ahead of a planned Friday event celebrating his Trump statue at Lefty O'Doul's in Union Square. Fans shouldn't be too disappointed, though, despite the fact that the city still refuses to release the statue that was installed here, in the Castro, due to an ongoing investigation into what they've deemed felony vandalism, due to damage caused to the sidewalk by some glue. Monroe brought along a bust-sized version of Trump, as NBC Bay Area reports, even though he had been hoping to take the actual statue back home with him to Las Vegas.
He also told the station that he "loves San Francisco anyway" and was dying to tour the Haight while he was here.
Lefty O'Doul's had offered to pay the fine to the city to release the statue, and was planning on displaying it for the weekend before giving it back to Monroe. Monroe said that he planned to sell it, however.
Meanwhile, the statue that appeared in Los Angeles is now up for auction at Julien's Auctions, as the Chronicle reports, and is expected to fetch at least $10,000.
Below, Ginger gives an interview to a Las Vegas TV station right after the statues made headlines.