To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Roald Dahl’s Matilda, 2,000 Brits were asked who Matilda would most likely confront today. 42% chose Trump, 21% went with Prime Minister Theresa May, and tv personality Piers Morgan came in third with 16%. For those not familiar with the story, Matilda uses telekinesis to defeat her tyrannical and bullying principal, Miss Trunchbull. 30 years later Matilda once again defiantly stands against another tyrannical bully, Mr. Trump. This statue has been created by the Roald Dahl Story Company and is outside the author’s museum and former home in Buckinghamshire, England.
All the reading she had done had given her a view of life that they had never seen. If only they would read a little Dickens or Kipling, they would soon discover that there was more to life than cheating people and watching television.
~ Roald Dahl, Matilda ~