A Chinese entrepreneur carved out a statue of former US President Donald Trump in a pose that looks like a Buddha posture.
The white-coloured ‘Trump-Buddha’ statue shows Trump sitting like Buddha, with his face lowered and hands resting together on his lap, maintaining a calm aura, with eyes shut.
The statue has been listed on the Chinese e-commerce site Taobao. The larger sized statue of 4.6m is available for 3,999 yuan or approximately USD $616 and the smaller size of 1.6 meters has been priced at 999 yuan or approximately USD $154.
The seller drew the concept from Trump’s iconic slogan “Make America Great Again.”
Speaking to state-owned publication Global Times, the man from the Fujian province said that he wanted to incorporate the idea into Chinese products by trying to deliver a message: “Make your company great again.”
The seller, an entrepreneurial furniture-seller, said that people have bought them just for fun. The company made 100 of them, and already dozens have been sold out.
“Trump can also be regarded as a representative of an era, and extreme egoism. Now the era has passed but I want the statue to remind me: Don’t be too Trump,” said a buyer to the Global Times.