China mall erects giant Trump dog statue

Agence France-Presse | Published: 22:01, Dec 29,2017

China , Trump, Dog

A statue of a dog, with a resemblance to US president Donald Trump, is seen in a shopping mall in Taiyuan, in China's northern Shanxi province on December 29, 2017. — AFP photo

A mall in northern China has installed a larger-than-life canine statue with more than a passing resemblance to US president Donald Trump to welcome the coming Year of the Dog.

The giant pooch towers above shoppers in Taiyuan, capital of Shanxi province, sporting a slick golden pompadour, angled brows and a red scarf with one index finger raised in a distinctly Trumpian manner.

As he was born in 1946, Trump, who has been accused of having more bark than bite, is a dog under the Chinese zodiac — a trait which he shares with his predecessors George W Bush and Bill Clinton.

Those born in the Year of the Dog, according to Chinese astrology, are forthright and extremely loyal, in addition to having a strong sense of justice. But they can also be stubborn, irritable and easily angered.

Last year the mall erected a large Trump-like rooster, which inspired numerous replicas, including a giant inflatable one placed not far from the White House this summer.

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