Customers at The Festival Walk Mall in Taiyuan are celebrating the upcoming Lunar New Year, which will fall on Feb. 16, by snapping pictures with an anthropomorphic version of Mr. Trump. The pup, which sports a red kerchief and a full head of golden hair, looms over onlookers.
“It’s just a cute dog for our customers to see and take pictures with,” an employee who requested anonymity told The Guardian on Friday.
That message is at odds with China’s state-run newspaper, The People’s Daily, which said on Dec. 25: “Welcome the #TrumpDog: A giant dog figure sporting Trump’s hairdo and gesture is seen outside a shopping mall in downtown Taiyuan, capital of Shanxi Province, heralding the upcoming Year of the Dog. US President Trump was born in 1946 in the Year of the Dog.”
The 12-year lunar cycle is associated with traits such as loyalty and wisdom.
Sources: Washington Times