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.
The Jury Is Still Out
Who would you prefer be president? An inflatable Trump chicken, or Trump?#TrumpChicken— Scott Dworkin (@funder) August 10, 2017
Can I select "none of the above," please?
And The Award Goes To...
I don't want to live in a world where an award for "Best Floating Inflatable Farm Animal Outside of the White House" doesn't exist.
It's Election Day All Over Again
I wonder if he would be able to carry the electoral college though.
This Person Got A Little Too Cocky With Her Puns
That's one big mother clucker, but are we sure this is the breast idea? We shouldn't egg him on anymore. #TrumpChicken— Colleen M (@TheRealMerida) August 9, 2017
Or maybe she was just winging it.
You Can't Un-See It
Why would you want to, though?
Gotta love a giant #TrumpChicken representing a guy overcompensating for a tiny cock— 🔥Tara Dublin 🔥 (@taradublinrocks) August 9, 2017
Now that's just fowl.
Well, At Least He's Not A Puppet
I need "The Chicken Dance" to be playing on loop in the background.
Coming To An iPhone Near You
Apple, I'm sure you're busy and all, but this is kind of a priority.
Oh, Segways Are Still A Thing?
This looks like some strange kind of ritual and I want in.
Not In The Bushes, "Among" The Bushes
It's a very important distinction.
I Hope Not...
What an oddly whimsical metaphor for nuclear destruction.
A Different Perspective
It looks like he is literally summoning people from the woods.
This Is Real & It Really Happened
I'm both disturbed and mesmerized.
I Guess That's One Way To Measure Fame...
If anyone makes an enormous inflatable chicken version of me then I'll know I made it #TrumpChicken— Napoleon Bonerparty (@Jabronimanslam) August 10, 2017
Better than winning a Grammy imo.
An Interesting Theory
Are we sure it's not Barron's birthday and the #TrumpChicken is just a bouncy castle?— Schuyler Pryor (@SchuylerPryor) August 10, 2017
Worth looking into.
Does This Count As Praise?
Thanks to #TrumpChicken, WH interns are going to have to include pictures of chickens viewing Trump favorably in tomorrow's "Praise Folder"— Enter The Drago (@IvanDragoUSA) August 10, 2017
If you haven't read this VICE report, you need to.
A Shimmer Of Hope In A World Of Darkness
I think we all needed this today.
The Final Showdown
Kind of upset Trump is in New Jersey today because I would really love to see a good chicken fight.
Please Don't Eat The Chicken
I'm sure he's not as delicious as he looks.
If He's Anything Like The President...
Worth waking up early for.
Who Wore It Best?
Them's fightin' words.
It Never Gets Old
It's the joke that keeps on giving.
These Are Some Very Serious Questions
Is Trump going to declare war on chickens? Build a wall to keep out chickens? Unleash power like we've never seen on chickens? #trumpchicken— Miller's Forehead (@Antyinbr) August 9, 2017
The people need answers.
This probably isn't the last we'll be seeing of the giant golden-haired chicken. According to Chicken Don's Facebook page, the inflatable prop with expertly coiffed hair will be featured at a "Chicken March" on the National Mall next month. Until then, at least we'll have these memes and tweets to squawk at.