Inflatable chicken resembling Trump placed near White House

Casey Dawson
August 11, 2017

The bird making its appearance just a day after President Trump said North Korea would be met with quote "fire and fury" if it threatened the United States again.

A large inflatable chicken meant to resemble President Trump was placed near the White House on Wednesday.

The Trump White House has already seen its fair share of visual protests, from puppets to a giant "Resist" banner unfurled from a crane.

The filmmaker told the newspaper that a permit request for his 10-foot-tall chicken was "slow-walked" until Tuesday by the National Park Services.

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 now topped by rising nuclear tensions with North Korea.

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"He seems afraid to stand up to (Russian President Vladimir) Putin and now he's playing a game of chicken with North Korea". The chicken balloon is "custom made" from "oxford fabric" according to the listing's product description.

The inflatable chicken-Trump appears to be based on a statue installed outside a shopping mall in China in December.

Some Trump supporters were outraged that anyone would even think to compare Donald Trump to a chicken, especially given his hawkish stances on conflict resolution.

This isn't the first time we've seen the Trump-like poultry in Washington, D.C. Back in April, the "Trump chicken" was introduced during the Tax March. Trump, however, has missed the chicken protest as he has been staying at his golf course in Bed minster, New Jersey.

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