Chi­nese mall de­picts Trump as rooster, sym­bol of new year

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Dou­glas Ernst

A Chi­nese mall has tied some of its fu­ture prof­its to the al­lure of an an­thro­po­mor­phic statue of Pres­i­den­t­elect Don­ald Trump.

The 45th U.S. com­man­der in chief’s like­ness has been turned into a rooster in the city of Taiyuan.

Cus­tomers at one of its lo­cal malls will be able to cel­e­brate the Chi­nese zo­diac sign for 2017 — the year of the rooster — by mar­veling at a 32-foot tall statue or buy­ing a minia­tur­ized ver­sion for $57.

Cao Mingliang, the deputy di­rec­tor of plan­ning depart­ment from N1 ArtWalk Mall, told CNN that “Trump Rooster” will be its new mas­cot.

“I think the rooster is very cute and funny, the hair­style and eye­brows look very much like Don­ald Trump. I’m sure it will at­tract a lot of cus­tomers,” added Wei Qing of Shenghe Yang­tai Busi­ness, which sells replica Trump Roost­ers.

Deep-pock­eted Chi­nese fans of the bil­lion­aire can buy their own 32-foot­tall statue for $1,739.

Chi­nese New Year be­gins Jan. 28, just eight days af­ter Mr. Trump is sworn into of­fice.

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