VIDEO: NY ‘Art Dealer’ Erects 20-Foot ‘Trump Rat’ Inflatable, Jokes ‘Too Soon?’ After Hurricane Harvey


A 20-foot-tall, inflatable depiction of President Trump as a rat loomed in Washington, D.C.’s Dupont Circle neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon. As the world found out about the increasing death toll — including the loss of a veteran police officer killed in the line of duty — the activists joked about how the work coincided with Hurricane Harvey. “Too soon?” one chuckled. The pair of jokers, standing alone in the rain, argued their work represented what they called “The great desolation,” seemingly unaware of the irony, or juxtaposition of the phrase when compared with actual desolation in other parts of the country right now i.e. Texas. The depiction of the President as having a “ratty personality… not like the loyal rat, more like the bubonic plague rat” as the lead “artist” told me, gives perhaps an insight into the priorities of the political left. “His wife is wearing stiletto heels [to Texas]… he’s wearing bright white sneakers,” they argued, when I suggested the timing was poor. To be fair to the pair, they did argue you “can’t really pick your timing” when performing these stunts, because you have to get a permit from the city. No, I suppose not. But you can choose not

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