A large inflatable chicken that resembles Donald Trump has been installed at the National Mall by activists. The chicken features a golden coif of hair, an angry expression made to resemble the president, and chicken gizzards on his chin that look, uh… phallic in nature. Protesters directed it in response to a New York Times report that describes how he finagled his family’s fortune, partaking in dubious tax practices in the 1990s which have reportedly allowed Trump to make millions off of his real estate mogul father.
The organization behind the Trump chicken is Not One Penny. Not One Penny is a coalition of people who want to repeal the Trump tax cuts, and is actively demanding that the president releases his tax returns in the name of transparency. Not One Penny live streamed the “Tax March Trump Chicken” on its Twitter page. The protesters explained that the chicken serves as a “life-sized symbol” of Trump being “too chicken” to release his tax returns.
— Tax March (@taxmarch) October 3, 2018
The White House took notice. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that she wasn’t aware of any plans to release Trump’s tax returns in the face of the New York Times report, which included allegations that Trump actively undervalued properties, participated in the self-dealing, and other possible criminal tax dodges. Instead of facing the accusations head-on, she downplayed it and called it a “totally false attack based on an old, recycled news story.”
Inflatable balloons have been a favorite when it comes to protesting from and his policies. Last summer an inflatable chicken resembling Trump was placed near the White House. The chicken was placed while Trump was partaking in a 17-day working vacation at his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey.
Trump has not responded to the chicken as yet.
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