A giant inflatable chicken looking like Trump has turned up at the White House while the “real Donald Trump” is out of town.
The latest protest stunt against President Trump, appeared outside the White House on Wednesday afternoon. It was the brainchild of Taran Singh Brar, an artist and documentary filmmaker based in Washington.
Mr. Brar said in a video on CGTN’s website that he had the idea in March to haul that chicken to the Ellipse near the White House. It took four months of planning and getting the right permits for his plan to come to fruition.
“Images speak a thousand words, and the daily fire hose of lies from Trump is pretty deflating, like Chicken Don right now,” Mr. Brar says in the CGTNvideo.
This magnificent Trump Chicken brought to us by Taran Singh Brar, who hopes to organize a “chicken march” someday. pic.twitter.com/PmSbumcl5P
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“He’s too afraid to release his tax returns, too afraid to stand up to Vladimir Putin, and playing chicken with North Korea,” he was quoted as saying.
The chicken’s furrowed golden brows make it look angry. Its feathered crown is side-swept to resemble Mr. Trump’s hairstyle, which sometimes seems to defy the laws of physics.
The chicken sports a bright red wattle, the fleshy comb found below a rooster’s beak — echoing the president’s favorite color of necktie.
Mr. Trump wasn’t there to see the chicken in person, since he was miles away on an extended working vacation at his property in Bedminster, N.J., where a chicken likely falls low on a list of concerns currently topped by rising nuclear tensions with North Korea.
By Wednesday evening, it had deflated.
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