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Trump Tower Protesters Welcome POTUS to NYC With Inflatable #TrumpRat

First a chicken, and now a rat

A protest in New York City has attracted an interesting guest: a giant inflatable rat (#TrumpRat) that bears striking resemblance to Donald Trump.

On Monday, protesters gathered in front of Trump Tower on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue to greet the president as he arrived for his first official visit to the city since his inauguration, says NBC News.

People took to the streets in response to violence that broke out over the weekend at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia — and Trump’s meek efforts to condemn said violence. Protesters called for POTUS’ impeachment and shouted phrases like “You have blood on your hands,” according to NBC.

And then there was the giant rat that Twitter has named #TrumpRat. Here he is in all his gigantic, orange glory:


TrumpRat is the brainchild of BravinLee, a New York-based artist collective that specializes in public art installations. According to their website, TrumpRat is meant to symbolize “resistance and ridicule.” BravinLee plans to loan the bloated rodent to protests “in as many different locations that we are able.”

As expected, #TrumpRat has already become a meme.