China just trolled the U.S. president-elect in the most hilarious fashion that you’ll see all day.
A shopping mall in Taiyuan — which is in China’s northern Shanxi Province — just unveiled a giant sculpture of a white rooster sporting none other than Donald Trump’s easily recognizable hairdo, eyebrows, and hand gestures.
It’s even decidedly chubby to match Trump’s overweight build.
Check out a series of images of the giant rooster statue below, via the Twitter account of China’s official state media outlet.
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Cao Mingliang, the deputy director of planning department from N1 ArtWalk Mall, told CNN that the sculpture was commissioned by the company that owns the mall and will be its “mascot” going into the new year.
The occasion to put the likeness of Donald Trump in such a hilarious context is the Chinese New Year. The holiday will next occur on January 28, 2017 — 8 days after Donald Trump’s inauguration — and it will herald the coming of the “year of the rooster,” as it is known in Chinese tradition.
As for China’s attitude towards Trump, it can indeed pretty much be summed up by the giant rooster statue. The Chinese have long been far from impressed by Trump’s wild ranting against the nation, accusing it of everything from inventing climate change to manipulating the global currency market in its advantage.
The nation recently responded to Trump’s incendiary behavior in a more serious fashion, seizing a U.S. drone collecting oceanological data in the international waters of the South China Sea.
Thus, with all of this in mind, for a keen Chinese mall company, the time was ripe this week to unveil a giant rooster statue that looks a lot like the man about to officially become the next president of the United States.
Businessman Wei Qing, whose Shenghe Yangtai Business is selling replicas of the rooster statue, told CNN, “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.”
And to top it all off, this isn’t even the first time Trump has been trolled with giant animal likenesses. Earlier this fall, a Chicago architecture firm drew up plans to cover up Trump’s name on Chicago’s Trump Tower with giant gold pig balloons.
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