A giant inflatable chicken resembling U.S. President Donald Trump was placed behind the White House on Wednesday.
The chicken was inflated on The Ellipse, a large park located between the White House and the Washington Monument.
It didn’t take long for people to start noticing the chicken, which features a shlock of golden Trump-like hair and an angry frown. A Fox News affiliate started to livestream the “event” and pics of the poultry Prez swarmed Twitter.
— FOX 10 News Now (@FOX10NewsNow) August 9, 2017
30ft Trump chicken inflated behind the White House. Walked over to see for myself. Children(pictured)were kicking it. pic.twitter.com/xqEfOwsyIj
— Sarah Valerio (@Sarah_SV) August 9, 2017
Another Trump as chicken view pic.twitter.com/be3FhqQSjC
— Hilary Rosen (@hilaryr) August 9, 2017
Eventually, it was discovered that True American Hero behind the chicken stunt was Taran Singh Brar, who said that he had inflated it as a “visual protest” to Trump not releasing his tax returns.
Taran Singh Brar says he bought it for $1300. It's a visual protest. "Trump is too chicken to release his tax returns, to stand up to Putin" pic.twitter.com/JLohv0yl82
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) August 9, 2017
Further investigation revealed that Brar had a permit for his chicken and that it could stay up till the evening.
— Phil Yabut (@philliefan_99) August 9, 2017
Keen-eyed memesters were then quick to remember that the world had seen Trump as a chicken before. It looks like the internet has it wrong too – as the chicken was originally a rooster.
In December 2016, a “Trump Rooster” statue was erected outside a mall in Taiyuan. At the time, Trump was the subject of mockery in China (and the world). So not much has changed since then.
— People's Daily,China (@PDChina) December 27, 2016
In April, people started using the Trump chicken during the Tax March, to protest Trump’s refusal to release his taxes.
— Sue Berch (@Planet_Sue) August 9, 2017
It looks like the Tax March Chicken has its own official Twitter account too.
— Tax March Chicken (@TaxMarchChicken) August 9, 2017
Now, what if I told you that you could own your very own Trump chicken?