Giant Trump Chicken Terrorizes White House!
It was sighted in San Francisco back in April striking fear into the hearts of the wealthy during Tax March San Francisco. And now it is in Washington – just outside the White House fence. Horrors!! It’s YUUUUGE!
In March, Slate published a piece that detailed the etymology of the inflatable “Trump rooster cock,” which made its first appearance at 2017 Chinese New Year celebrations in China (2017 being, yes, the “Year of the Rooster.”) Some inflatables, as writer Danielle Morton noted, were as tall as 60 feet.
Soon, Americans got ahold of these balloons and named them “Chicken Don” for tax-day marches in cities all over the country—the message being that 45 is a chicken who needs to release his tax returns. On Wednesday, “Chicken Don,” complete with a swoop of golden hair and a disapproving smirk on this face, returned to the public eye—with a remarkably up-close visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Spotted facing the Ellipse side of the White House, the chicken was noted by D.C. residents and the Internet . . . but not the president himself, who is still off on his 17-day getaway in Bedminster, New Jersey.