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It has been over a decade since Craig Unger published House of Bush, House of Saud: The Hidden Relationship Between the World’s Two Most Powerful Dynasties, a sobering investigation into the entwined histories and interests of the Bush family and the royal family of Saudi Arabia. The ramifications of this union have shaped the course of the region’s history and the global balance of power. With the recent death of King Abdullah, America’s knotty alliance with the Kingdom enters a new chapter, and Unger’s book remains as relevant as ever.

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"Golden Trump" statue at CPAC 2021 in Orlando, Florida

Screenshot from Bloomberg reporter William Turton's Twitter (@WilliamTurton)

The Conservative Political Action Conference, usually known as CPAC, is the annual gathering where Republican activists gather to flaunt their crazy. Now that the GOP is a subsidiary of Trump, of course, this includes worshipping the former president. And now they've taken that habit to its absurdly blasphemous conclusion.

Bloomberg reporter William Turton recorded video of the "golden Trump" statue — perhaps a reference to the “golden calf" episode from the Old Testament — at CPAC 2021 "America Uncanceled." And as Twitter caught fire, Mediaite culled some of the best social media responses.

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