The company, Caile Inflatable Products, has produced 30 of the giant inflatables ahead of the Lunar New Year on January 28, meant to represent this year’s Chinese zodiac animal, the rooster.
— AFP news agency (@AFP) January 9, 2017
The inflatables range in size, and cost, with a six-foot ‘Trump’ rooster selling for $50, up to a 52-foot model for $5,300. They are currently only available in China, but as demand increases, they may expand sales to other regions.
"I can definitely say Mr. Trump has a lot of similarities in that he likes to tweet," Latiolais told Reuters. "And he also likes to tweet at or around sunrise, and if you take away the fact that roosters are kind of loud and self-absorbed, then I think you can start drawing similarities that way."
"Maybe the meaning (behind the statue) is in that 2017, the year of [the rooster], there will be a bigger and better breakthrough in diplomacy (between the U.S. and China)," said Taiyuan resident and teacher Wang Hainan.
During Trump’s campaign, he took a firm stance with China, blaming Beijing for job losses in the US, and vowing to label the nation a “currency manipulator” on his first day in office.