When Donald Trump was attacked by the US national symbol

In a recently emerged footage, Donald Trump can be seen being attacked by an eagle.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: December 10, 2015 5:29 pm
US Presidential candidate Donald Trump/ Source: Screenshot US Presidential candidate Donald Trump/ Source: Screenshot

Ever since business magnate Donald Trump announced his candidature for the US presidential nomination, he has been drawing a lot flak for his public statements — from Harry Potter author JK Rowling to boxer Muhammad Ali, but imagine who just had a shot at him.

Looks like the US national emblem, the bald eagle, doesn’t care much for the businessman either.

TIME magazine has released a footage wherein Trump can be seen being attacked by 27-year-old bald eagle named Uncle Sam during the photo shoot for the Time cover story in August, when he first established himself as a front-running Republican presidential candidate.

The eagle got restless while shooting and started flapping his feathers into his much-mocked hair. “How does my hair look?” he asked, and the crew responded, “not good”.

Later, Uncle Sam unexpectedly attacked Trump when he was sitting next to him.

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The idea of a photo shoot with the eagle was Martin Schoeller’s, who thought it would go well with Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again”. But “There’s not much training you can do with a wild bird and Mr. Trump was a little hesitant holding the bird, so it was very tricky to get the bird to [stay] on his hand,” Schoeller told TIME.

Looks like Uncle Sam knew something much before the world woke up to it.

Watch video here:

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    Anshul Saprey
    Dec 10, 2015 at 1:03 pm
    lovely creature... but handle with care :)
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      Rajesh
      Dec 10, 2015 at 12:12 pm
      Ah, now that Trump has become an official enemy of "seculars" they will dig up any irrelevant news to attack him. Their tactics are the same no matter which country.
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        Me Marathi
        Dec 10, 2015 at 2:54 pm
        Good for Trump that he is having all the necessary publicity. He should go on relentless march towards President-ship !!
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