While President Trump “works remotely” at his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, this week, a giant chicken will be keeping a watchful eye over 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. The inflatable Trump chicken outside the White House was first spotted late Wednesday afternoon, and its appearance provided a brief, and admittedly much needed, respite from the onslaught of news about North Korea’s nuclear capabilities.
The 23-foot prop — which dons the president’s iconic bright combover — was the brainchild of Taran Singh Brar, a documentary filmmaker who, you can probably guess, doesn’t exactly have a very high opinion of the President.
“We’re here to criticize the president as a weak and ineffective leader,” Singh Brar said, according to ABC News. “He’s too afraid to release his tax returns, too afraid to stand up to Vladimir Putin, and now he’s playing chicken with North Korea.”
Singh Brar set up the now-viral symbol, which he affectionately dubbed “Chicken Don,” around 10 a.m. on the White House Lawn, where it perplexed and entertained onlookers for the remainder of the afternoon. The Trump Chicken even grabbed the attention of a national audience, with at least one news outlet setting up a Facebook Live stream of the prop’s ominous floating.
Needless to say, this is what memes are made of. Here are some of the best Twitter reactions to the nation’s newest icon, Trump Chicken.
Every week from Memorial Day through Labor Day, our readers are voting for the best spots of the summer—and this week’s winner for the Best Beach Amusement Park is Cedar Point, in Sandusky, Ohio!
With a legacy dating back to 1870, Cedar Point (the second-oldest amusement park in North America) combines the joys of old-fashioned amusements with the thrills of a 21st-century theme park. This year, the park debuted a water park, and in 2016, its Valravn dive coaster broke records. Its 364-acre grounds command a prime position overlooking Lake Erie, earning the rides, games, restaurants, and shows bonus points for their scenic setting.
Cedar Point is a prime escape for families: Its 70 rides, including 17 world-class roller coasters, offer entertaining options to thrill-seekers of all levels. Those who would rather avoid all rides can stick to the many shows, games—including an augmented reality game—and other attractions, such as Dinosaurs Alive!, which boasts more than 50 animatronic prehistoric creatures. The millions of people who visit Cedar Point every year already know its delights, but if you haven’t been yet, what are you waiting for?
Congratulations to last week’s winner for Best Beach Ice Cream Shop, Calabash Creamery in Calabash, North Carolina! Click here to see all the winners so far, and don’t forget to vote in this week’s competition: Who Brews the Best Beer on the Coast? Keep an eye on our Best of Summer 2017 voting schedule to make sure you don’t miss a single competition!