Video has emerged showing the symbol of American freedom literally attacking controversial figure Donald Trump.
For millennia humanity has tried to divine the will of the gods from the movements and actions of birds.
Just as Zeus sent an eagle to inspire the Greek troops as they laid siege to the ancient city of Troy, so too, it seems, some hilarious deity has sent a sign of his or her views on the Republican primary race.
Make of this what you will: A bald eagle literally tried to take a chunk out of Trump.
Its name, and we are not making this up, is Uncle Sam and he was not smiling for the cameras when Time magazine flew the 27 year old bird up from Texas to pose for photos with the billionaire in August.
The literal symbols of Americana are not the only ones sharpening their claws at the Republican front-runner.
The British parliament will now debate banning the presidential candidate from the country as more than 200,000 Britons sign a petition urging him to be barred from the country on the basis of hate speech.
- Trump calls for end to Muslims entering US
- Canada raps Trump for muslim ban policy
- Scotland shuns Trump after Muslim remarks
"The UK has banned entry to many individuals for hate speech. The same principles should apply to everyone who wishes to enter the UK," the petition read.
Any petition with more than 100,000 signatures must be debated at Westminister.
The real estate mogul was also dropped by the Scottish Government as its business ambassador. The billionaire owns several golf courses in Scotland.
"Mr Trump's recent remarks have shown that he is no longer fit to be a business ambassador for Scotland," a spokesman for the regional government said.
British MPs, 24 of them, have signed motions in the House of Commons condemning his remarks on muslim immigration. One has called for Trump to be denied a British visa.
UK Labour home office minister Jack Dromey called him a 'dangerous fool'. Tory MP Sarah Wollaston said ‘serious discussion’ was needed after his ‘very offensive’ comments.
Trump stirred up possibly his biggest storm yet this week when he announced a Trump presidency would see a ban on all Muslim immigration.
He called for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on".
As controversy erupted, Trump stood by his comments, telling MSNBC: “They have sections in Paris that are radicalised, where the police refuse to go.
"We have places in London... that are so radicalised that the police are afraid for their own lives."
The declaration has been met with outrage, dismay and disgust from even his fellow Republicans.
Rolling Stone magazine declared anyone who supported Trump was unpatriotic, arguing the that both left and right could agree that freedom of religion was one of the most important founding principals of the United States.
World leaders have also broken with convention to declare their opposition to Trump’s latest, largely undetailed, policy announcement.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls took to Twitter saying: “Mr Trump, like others, stokes hatred: our ONLY enemy is radical Islam.”
Canada’s foreign affairs minister Stephane Dion broke from broke with convention to comment on the US presidential race saying Trump’s comments were something “we can’t accept in Canada.”
“We have never been as far removed from what we’ve just heard in the United States,” he said.
It comes after an ever increasing list of controversy. Trump shot to front of the race for the Republican nomination when he declared he would build a wall between the US and Mexico to halt illegal immigration from that country.
He went on to tell the world that former Republican presidential candidate, air force pilot, Vietnam veteran and prisoner of war John McCain was not a war hero because he had been captured and imprisoned in Hanoi during the war.
Trump was also in the firing line when he suggested Fox News presenter Megyn Kelly was only asking him tough questions because she was menstruating.
He blamed an intern after he suggested everyone in Iowa had “issues in the brain” when Republican candidate Ben Carson took a lead over him in the polls in that state.
But despite the every-increasing list of controversial statements, and the direct intervention of Zeus, Trump continues to lead the Republican race.