Beijing: Angered by Donald Trump’s allegations that China stole American jobs and profited out of US markets, Chinese manufacturers are selling toilet papers in the US with facial expressions of the controversial presumptive Republican presidential nominee, state media reported today. Many Chinese companies are already producing these novelty Trump toilet papers with the slogan “Dump with Trump”. Buyers can choose from different Trump facial expressions featured on them which include smiling, pointing and pouting, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
Qingdao Wellpaper Industrial Company said sales of its Trump toilet papers have been rising since mid-February. They had already received more than 50 orders, some for up to 5,000 rolls. Most of the orders were placed by US buyers. On Chinese online business-to-business platform Alibaba, more than 70 Chinese manufacturers can be seen selling these toilet papers, the report said. Whether intended as a gag gift or actually used for wiping, apparently Americans do enjoy Trump toilet papers, the report said. While wholesale prices from Chinese sellers are averaged 50 US cents, resell prices on eBay or Amazon can be as much as USD 30, it said.
The 69-year-old real estate tycoon, during his election rallies, has accused China of stealing Americans’ jobs and making profit out of the US’ money. Sydney Leroux, member of the US women’s national soccer team, is one of the prominent US customers of Trump toilet papers who posted a picture of a roll of the toilet papers on Instagram in May. “My husband just ordered a bunch of these to our house. I love him. #amazingtoiletpaper,” wrote Leroux in the caption of the post. PTI
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