Donald Trump had a hawkish, hostile and confrontational policy toward China, and his anti-China rhetoric, such as calling the coronavirus the Chinese flu, was outright racist.
Therefore, it’s not surprising that China’s commercial websites offer a variety of anti-Trump products, including toilet paper rolls with Trump’s mug printed on them, a toilet brush shaped like Trump’s wispy urine-colored hair, and T-shirts printed with satirical cartoons of him.
But the latest trend in Trump merchandising in China is a surprise: a statue of Trump, sitting cross-legged with his eyes closed in a Zen position, draped in a robe.
Trump Buddha? Trump isn’t known for his calm and peaceful demeanor. When Trump is criticized, I doubt he assumes a Zen pose and meditates and contemplates how he should respond to his critics.
Chinese aren’t as stereotypically inscrutable as they are portrayed in the West. The Trump Buddha statue is described as “Dong (know it all) Buddha of the West”, it’s a mock tribute to the Man Baby we in America hate so much.