A giant Trump-look-alike chicken appeared behind the White House on Wednesday, created a television and Internet sensation for a handful of hours, then disappeared. Now we know why.
No, it was not a dream. There really was a 30-foot inflatable chicken behind the White House on Wednesday.
And, yes: The golden coiffed bird, which debuted in China late last year, bore an eerie resemblance to President Trump. What with its furrowed eyebrows, red wattle in place of the president’s usual red tie, and the unmistakable swoopy hair-do.
But why? One might ask. What did it mean?
“Obviously, it’s a protest,” said Taran Singh Brar, the man behind the bird behind the White House, calling from the bathroom of a bar in Washington, D.C.
“The messaging is that the president’s too afraid to take action. He’s a weak and insecure leader and playing a great game of chicken with North Korea,” Brar said.
Plus, he added, “The president himself is so visually obsessed, that I know that something like this has potency. It’s a visual protest.”
Brar is not just anti-Trump — he’s anti-the entire White House administration and all of the policies it is pursuing. He feels such fervent opposition, he said, that it has inspired the 31-year-old documentary filmmaker to take up political organizing.