Chinese factory makes giant inflatable ‘Trump-like’ roosters
JIAXING, China (AP) — A Chinese factory has been doing a brisk business selling giant inflatable roosters, some as tall as 16 feet, based on a design widely perceived in China to resemble Presidentelect Donald Trump.
Yifang Inflatables, a factory in the city of Jiaxing, near Shanghai, began selling the inflatables after images of a large sculpture of a similar design outside a shopping center in the northern city of Taiyuan went viral on social media last month.
Chinese state media have described the rooster as “sporting the President-elect’s signature hairdo and hand gestures.”
Wei Qing, owner of the factory in Jiaxing, said they have sold about 100 of the roosters, in sizes from 7 to 16 feet tall, to shopping centers in mainland China and Taiwan. Wei said some customers think the rooster resembles Trump but that the manufacturers had no say about that.
A giant inflatable rooster widely perceived in China to resemble U.S. Presidentelect Donald Trump is inflated Friday at a factory in Jiaxing near Shanghai.