Giant Trump dog statue placed outside Chinese mall
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A shopping mall in China has erected a giant dog statue that resembles President TrumpDonald John TrumpDavis: Supreme Court decision is bad news for Trump, good news for Vance Meadows trying to root out suspected White House leakers by feeding them info: Axios Pressley hits DeVos over reopening schools: 'I wouldn't trust you to care for a house plant let alone my child' MORE to usher in the Lunar New Year.

A massive Trump-like dog, featuring golden hair and eyebrows and an index finger pointing to the sky, was placed outside a mall a few days ago in Taiyuan.


The dog corresponds with 2018 being the year of the dog in the Chinese zodiac. Trump, 71, was born in the year of the dog, which occurs every 12 years.

A giant rooster statue styled to look like Trump was placed outside the mall at the end of 2016 to ring in the year of the rooster.

Trump spent much of his presidential campaign blasting China for taking advantage of America on trade, saying “we can’t continue to allow China to rape our country.”

He broke with that rhetoric during his visit to China in November, saying he blamed past administrations for “unfair” trade practices.

“After all, who can blame a country for being able to take advantage of another country for benefit of their citizens? I give China great credit,” he said during an event in Beijing.

Trump took a stronger stance toward China in his recently unveiled national security strategy.